A Summertime Woodland Walk – Attingham Park Part 1

Because of Covid-19 restrictions we have not visited Attingham Park for quite a while so have not been able to follow the woodland walk paths. But towards the end of August we drove the short half-hour journey and after coffee we walked the “Woodland Walk” for the first time for months.

The woodland had a definite late summer look to it with early fruits, seed heads on wildflowers and the birds were silent during their moult time.

After wandering slowly along a bark chip path beneath mature deciduous trees we walked through the walled garden which was looking neat and productive again now that volunteers are back working.

From the main section of the walled garden we went through a gateway into the smaller area where the cut flower beds, cold frames and glasshouses live. Here there are beautiful wildlife borders to give an extra dimension and the wildlife attracted here become predators and pollinators to support the crops.

In the second part of this post I will share a gallery of the photos taken as we left the walled garden via the orchard and then explored the woodland walk.

By 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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