Two Gardens in One Day – Part Two – “The Leasowes”

We are back with part two of “Two Gardens in One Day” which will be all about our visit to “The Leasowes”, which is much larger than our morning garden, and opens for the “Historic Churches Association”.

We parked up beneath an avenue of wonderful mature Horse Chestnut trees all flowering beautifully. Walking beneath them we arrived at the gates to the impressive “Leasowes”.

Just inside the gateway a rich yellow climbing rose, usually the first to come into flower, called “Canary Bird” caught our eyes.

Just inside the gateway we discovered this wildlife pond and nearby a narrow stream between boulders and bankside planting.

We moved through the lower more formal garden which was worth looking at in its own right but little did we realise what delights awaited us inn the higher parts of the garden.

We climberd gently until we came into a valley planted up with beautiful, unusual and sometimes rare specimen trees and shrubs.

Most of the colour up in the dingle area came from rhododendrons and a mass of bluebells planted as carpeting beneath the trees.

Below are photos of some of the vast collection of brightly coloured rhododendrons both evergreen and deciduous.

I will finish off with a gallery of some of the beautiful young trees and shrubs, plus a few general shots of the dingle and garden. We left feeling so pleased to have discovered this garden, close to us but never before visited.

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.