This is the third in the series of posts looking back at garden visits we enjoyed last summer and autumn. Here we shall remember our autumn visit to the grounds of Croft Castle in South Shropshire.
Croft Castle is a favourite National Trust property. We often visit to enjoy a walk around the gardens and take tea in the teashop. On this autumn day we only had a short time but still managed to do both!
Croft is famous for its ancient avenue of Sweet Chestnut trees which are now sadly coming to the end of their lives. Their gnarled, pitted bark shows their great age and makes you imagine just what they would have seen going on under their boughs and all around them over the centuries. If only they could tell.
6 replies on “Looking Back One – An Hour at Croft Castle”
I’d love to open that little gate that says “private” and have a walk beyond!
We are always tempted!
Are you ready for Spring? I’m starting to do more and more preparation, and redesigning some gardens. Also I’m madly buying seed packets. Temps are rising into the 40s and the angle of the sun is changing. Signs are everywhere that she’s about to present herself.
Hi there, No we are far from ready for spring. The ground is still too often frozen and daytime temperatures rarely rising more than a few degrees above freezing. We have managed to get onto our allotment though after the flooding went down and after a few more visits over the weekend we shall look ready. Malc
Good to find your blog through Blotanical and to read your post about Croft. Can almost see it from here!
glad you have found me and my green bench.