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Chirk Gardens 1/5

On the way home from Porthmadog, North Wales last September we stopped off at the National Trust property at Chirk Castle and for three weeks I am featuring a series of shots I took there on three different themes, this being the final week.

 

The gardens at Chirk are magnificent, not loads of flower beds but lots of shrubs and bushes with great views out over the surrounding countryside.

 

This was taken through one of the castle windows during our tour inside.

 

You can now view a selection of the latest competition images from my camera club here


Chirk Gardens 1/5

On the way home from Porthmadog, North Wales last September we stopped off at the National Trust property at Chirk Castle and for three weeks I am featuring a series of shots I took there on three different themes, this being the final week.

 

The gardens at Chirk are magnificent, not loads of flower beds but lots of shrubs and bushes with great views out over the surrounding countryside.

 

This was taken through one of the castle windows during our tour inside.

 

You can now view a selection of the latest competition images from my camera club here


comments (16)

Amazed at the precision- cut shrubs, Brian. Someone sure knows their stuff. Even without flowers, this is a beautiful garden.
Brian Walbey: Yes it must take a while to cut these shrubs like this.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Mar 2011, 07:16
Very nice Brian: bet there's some good views of the surrounding landscape from where that statue is right back there
Brian Walbey: yes the view from the far end is here on Friday Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Mar 2011, 07:19
All-year-round shrubs and bushes, I bet, which makes for a predictable sight, Brian. I like that.
Brian Walbey: Yes this is a fine area of the garden but the other part is better as you will see.
Isn't it strange how a statue of some old codger stuck on a pedestal adds that extra ingredient to the image ;-)
Brian Walbey: Yes without that it would seem a bit empty in that area.
You wouldn't want to have to maintain all those large shrubs, but the do look wonderful
Brian Walbey: I certainly wouldn't Bill, we have enough with our big front hedge every year.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 7 Mar 2011, 07:47
wow that place would keep a few gardeners in work
Brian Walbey: I guess it does Tont, mind you they have machines these days.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 7 Mar 2011, 08:38
fresh green, love it
Brian Walbey: Yes it does look alive and fresh I agree.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 7 Mar 2011, 10:26
Order out of chaos eh?
Brian Walbey: Sort of Chad.
Very suiting for a castle garden Brian. Lovely views there by the look of it
Brian Walbey: Yes the views are lovely, I finish with one on Friday.
Box hedges and designs are always pleasing. I like how the more formal garden leads you into the landscape beyond.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is well laid out like that John, but tomorrow I take us to the right and another area of the garden which is nice also.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Mar 2011, 12:07
I wouldn't want to be the gardener in charge of keeping this lot in trim!
Brian Walbey: NO nor would I Ingrid.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Mar 2011, 12:26
It is very green...doesn't seem to need the colour of flower beds, Brian.
Brian Walbey: There isn't a lot of flower beds in the whole garden but as you will see it is very nice to be in.
A beautiful green garden Brian with amazing manicured shrubs. A lovely formal garden setting which we don't often see in SA.
Brian Walbey: I guess your gardens won't be quite as green as this one Laurette except for the wealthier population who can afford all the water I suppose.
Aliens have landed!
Brian Walbey: They do look a bit flying saucerish Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Mar 2011, 21:05
A fine collection of topiary here, Brian. The views from beyond look wide-ranging.
Brian Walbey: Yes there are fine views further up the hill, I am showing one on Friday to finish off.
I like this as it givse me a feel of what is ahead of us over the next few months.
Brian Walbey: It does indeed I hope Scotia.

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