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photoblog image A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

MIREHOUSE 5/7

I mentioned yesterday that the grounds of Mirehouse, on the shores of Bassenthwaite, has what is called a Bee Garden and this collage is just a few of the shots I took during our walk in there. Sadly it was just about to rain at this point but briefly it is a sheltered walled garden planted particularly to benefit honeybees and was created in about 1780. An extensive restoration was carried out in the mid 1990’s. The plaque on the wall in the lower right image is the Francis Bacon quotation concerning gardens which reads “God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of Man.”

 

 

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

MIREHOUSE 5/7

I mentioned yesterday that the grounds of Mirehouse, on the shores of Bassenthwaite, has what is called a Bee Garden and this collage is just a few of the shots I took during our walk in there. Sadly it was just about to rain at this point but briefly it is a sheltered walled garden planted particularly to benefit honeybees and was created in about 1780. An extensive restoration was carried out in the mid 1990’s. The plaque on the wall in the lower right image is the Francis Bacon quotation concerning gardens which reads “God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of Man.”

 

 

comments (13)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Oct 2013, 07:52
"The greatest refreshment to the spirits of Man" and bees. Thank God for the bees, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ginnie.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2013, 08:14
Fine words from Bacon to accompany a fine set of images. I like the avenue of trees with the gate at the end bottom left.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Alan. I tried several shots of the gateway before getting one I like.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Oct 2013, 08:17
Just being in such a place makes you feel better doesn't it
Brian Walbey: It certainly does Chris, we had the garden almost to ourselves.
A fine quartet of pictures Brian. Looks a lovely place to visit
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. yes it is a nice place with not only the gardens but woodland, and all the fields running down to the Bassenthwaite Lake, plus a lovely little church which is coming on Sunday.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 25 Oct 2013, 09:29
This place can't be very popular Brian, it looks empty.
Brian Walbey: It was a quiet day Chad, and only mid-May, plus the main house wasn't open that day. I prefer it with not many people about to be honest.
very well presented
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 25 Oct 2013, 10:37
Love the new leaves just unfurling.
Brian Walbey: And now they will already be falling as Autumn comes on.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 25 Oct 2013, 11:47
Lovely garden
Brian Walbey: We thought so, although it is one of those with not a lot of flowering species.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Oct 2013, 13:14
You must both have enjoyed your visit here, Brian
Brian Walbey: We did Lisl. There was a quick burst of rain but we were able to go in to the delightful little church by the lake to shelter, no problem for me of course, and I'm posting some shots of it on Sunday.
A lovely quartet, Brian. A lovely area.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline, the whole estate is in a lovely setting between the mountains and the lake.
A beautiful presentation of this lovely garden Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Oct 2013, 21:06
What a delightful surrounding, This is an invitation to walk around and relax.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely place Astrid, what a shame is is a long way away from where you will be staying next year.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Oct 2013, 06:19
Hmmmm!

Not sure if gardens can quite compete with a pint of draft Guinness, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It could for me Ray, I'm not a Guinness fan, but a pint of good bitter, well perhaps smile

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