Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Coughton Court


Another glorious day last Sunday, so we went to Coughton Court for a walk in the grounds.




We parked the car and headed straight for the woods to be amongst the bluebells




which did not disappoint.




The scent was heavenly




It's a small wood, and the path snakes up the hill and then down again




The bluebells were everywhere




they were so delightful I had to remind myself to look up







we turned right and started on our descent







Then a walk in the meadow which led to




the small bridge over the stream




on our right, our first sighting of the house




and a dramatic change to the smells - wild garlic lines both sides of the path.




The smell was overwhelming







The very shallow stream on our left





the walk is very pleasant







huge expanses of wild garlic once we left the path





and reached the bog garden




the path here is lined with hostas




different varieties







a maiden hidden in the middle of the plants




we then moved on to the orchard







A few tulips remain. Two weeks ago this would have been filled with tulips of all varieties. You can pick as many as you want, and then pay at the shop. Unfortunately, we missed them this year




The entrance to the walled garden




which is divided into 'rooms'







this room is home to four wisteria trees. I have yet, after all these years, to see them flower - they tend to flower much later than the rest of the wisterias in our area and we somehow always miss them.




The central path of the walled garden





leads to the lake




we enjoyed looking at the mallard with her nine ducklings




a goose with her four babies





it was a still day so the reflections were very clear




an arch leads to the rose garden




where another maiden is to be found





a few remaining tulips here















We were not ready to leave yet





so decided to walk around the lake







a mixture of wild garlic and bluebells gave this part of the walk interesting scents







fluffy and incredibly fast moving




We reached the central area of the grounds - so many people enjoying the sunshine here







two avenues of trees on either side of the grass lead to




the house.




More tulips




and then it was time to go home.




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