Thursday, 10 November 2016

Hinton Amper Gardens



"The current house was built in 1790 but remodelled extensively in 1867. It was remodelled again in the Neo-Georgian style by Trenwith Wills and Lord Gerald Wellesley for Ralph Dutton between 1936 and 1939 to his vision of what it would have been like had it been built on its current scale in 1790 – a Georgian country house. It was badly damaged by fire in 1960, and restored again much as it had appeared in 1936.
Ralph Dutton, with no direct heirs, gave the estate to the National Trust, on his death in 1985."
More can be  read on Wikipedia







First place you see is the walled vegetable garden as you walk to the main entrance




You also pass the wonderful lawn





Nice wicker seating area in the veggie garden




The flowers growing in the flowerbeds





with bees buzzing around them




on the wall apple trees have been trained




and have apples growing on them




Above the door leading to the house and the coat of arms on the left which is above it. I'll show you round the house in the next blog





This side of the house was in shade





but not this side with the patio area in front




you can walk between manicured topiary




or gaze across the top of the Haw haw to the countryside beyond





We took a walk between the topiary looking at the flowerbeds




passing a Greek stile gazebo




which  looked out along another path


















The end of the walk brought you to this statue and the urns which lead yo along a different way













Some of the views you get along the walks though the topiary




Above some of the plants with the house in the background while on the left a view of the house from the walk
















At the other end of the walk you can see this sundial















On the lawns in front of the house some one had been laying out conkers in shapes





The house from the lawn




Bee hives and there were lots of them about










The church from near the walled garden

 

On the way out I noticed this duck, I nearly bought him home


5 comments:

  1. Fabulous gardens and lovely house! And I really like that duck.

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  2. What a beautiful house and garden, and it's not far from where I live although I had never heard of it before. I love the walled garden (I love all walled gardens!). And yes, I too am rather raken with the duck! :D

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  3. Hi Bill, Many neat shots here, thanks for sharing. I was looking at your Profile and see that it says, "An Old geek" ... I like that! I could steal that for myself! :-) Another thought that occurred to me while looking at the photos in this post ... I kept saying to myself, I would have taken that same shot. It's interesting when I find someone who share a similar outlook on the world. Take care Bill and have a fine weekend ahead!

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