Looking Back One – An Hour at Croft Castle

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.

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About greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.
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6 Responses to Looking Back One – An Hour at Croft Castle

  1. PJ says:

    I’d love to open that little gate that says “private” and have a walk beyond!

  2. 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

  3. threadspider says:

    Good to find your blog through Blotanical and to read your post about Croft. Can almost see it from here!

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