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Elvaston Castle 10/10

To finish this visit to Elvaston Castle Country park near Derby a single shot from the Walled Garden, to one side of the estate. This was officially closed by the time we got round to it so I popped in and took two quick shots of one area and stitched them together to make this. Sadly, the ongoing lack of funding and attention from the Derbyshire County Council over recent years has resulted in the Castle and grounds beginning to run heavily into disrepair. As a result, the castle itself is now in desperate need of restoration and, as such, is rarely open to the public nowadays. However, despite the continuing erosion, the estate still continues to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.

 

Elvaston Castle 10/10

To finish this visit to Elvaston Castle Country park near Derby a single shot from the Walled Garden, to one side of the estate. This was officially closed by the time we got round to it so I popped in and took two quick shots of one area and stitched them together to make this. Sadly, the ongoing lack of funding and attention from the Derbyshire County Council over recent years has resulted in the Castle and grounds beginning to run heavily into disrepair. As a result, the castle itself is now in desperate need of restoration and, as such, is rarely open to the public nowadays. However, despite the continuing erosion, the estate still continues to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.

 

comments (27)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Nov 2012, 00:36
Helluva flower garden, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes and there is a lot more to the garden but as it was "officially" closed i didn't have time to grab many more shots.
Such a gorgeous pathway!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is and fine flower beds either side.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Nov 2012, 06:31
You can't beat a good herbaceous border
Brian Walbey: There nearly always seems to be something in flower in herbaceous borders which I presume is the intent.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2012, 07:17
This is so....English, Brian! You sure can be proud of your gardens!!!
Brian Walbey: Yes it's very pleasant isn't it.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2012, 08:34
Walled gardens are so special - wonderful.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 28 Nov 2012, 09:21
Superb flower beds Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes they are very nice aren't they.
walk the path
Brian Walbey: Indeed and enjoy the lovely flowers either side.
I am a great fan of walled gardens. i hope someone does something for this place before it is too late
Brian Walbey: Yes I hope so too Bill.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Nov 2012, 10:07
Love this type of flower garden, well captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
Oh, memories of summer. The flowers are so pretty.
Brian Walbey: Yes this is a fine are of the garden.
Looks like butterfly heaven Brian. A lovely pathway
Brian Walbey: Yes it would be good for Butterflies, sadly it was closed at the time so I nipped inn took a couple of shots and made a hasty exit so didn't get time to look closely at the flowers etc.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2012, 11:24
Very attractive, Brian. sad to hear about lack of funding, though. I always think it strange that "lack of funding" is rarely mentioned when talking about councillor salaries.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine place to visit, as indeed thousands do every year, but for all Derbyshire County Councils "cuts", which we hear about on our local BBC programme,s there is never a word about redundancies or cuts in jobs, salaries and expenses for the senior levels, life goes on just as before!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2012, 12:28
a very English garden partement -looking like a colourful cottage garden! We have just learnt the funny phrase "hundreds and thousands" in our English lesson.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine example of an English garden. Hundreds and Thousands can be quite a lot of things but it usually refers to little coloured speckles that can be sprinkled over cakes and biscuits.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2012, 13:15
Something inviting about this pathway.. smile
Brian Walbey: Yes it doesn't go far but is very nice all the same.
Oh, this is lovely, Brian. Would love to be able to cut and assemble a large colourful bouquet of blooms from this garden.
Brian Walbey: Yes there is a real selection in those flower beds.
The classic story of The Secret Garden comes to mind when you see a shot like this, very colourful.
Brian Walbey: Yes it does peter, this was a lovely little area.
Perfect for a relaxing stroll - beautiful Brian!
Brian Walbey: Although you can see most of it here Martin so it would be a short stroll.
So much colour, not an inch between the plants. Memories of summer.
Brian Walbey: Yes we like these sort of flower beds with a great swathe of different colours all competing with each other.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2012, 16:30
I am always impressed with the English gardens. I love the variety of flowers.
Love the POV.
Brian Walbey: Yes there is a fine variety here Astrid, as for the POV, the garden was "officially" closed so I nipped in, grabbed a couple of shots and quickly made my exit.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2012, 16:59
Can't beat an old walled garden, nice detail.
Brian Walbey: No most of them have some lovely flowers. Early next year I am going to feature the Walled garden at Felbrigg, Norfolk, that is a very fine walled garden.
Walled gardens are always wonderful places.
Brian Walbey: Yes I agree Tom, I'm showing the one at Felbrigg, Norfolk early next year.
What a wonderful path to end your series Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
A fine capture of floral splendour Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred.
I do like a nice walled garden. This looks very pleasant, Brian.
Brian Walbey: So do I Graeme, I'm showing the one at Felbrigg, Norfolk early next year
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2012, 22:06
Oh we need that colour and warmth!! Delightful Brian.
Brian Walbey: Only another 6 months Sally, thanks for your comment.
Memories of summer.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Sheila, only 6 months to the next one.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Nov 2012, 18:27
With flower borders like this, it isn't surprising there are so many visitors, Brian. A lovely picture
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, let's hope it can stay like this for a long time yet.

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