Today we visited Peckover House and Garden , a National Trust property In Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
The House is Georgian sitting in two acres of gorgeous garden. It is one of the best garden's I have seen in a National Trust property and well worth a visit, especially in the summer when the borders will be in beautiful bloom.
The house from the street.
The ground floor walls covered in a lush great Wisteria.
looking down from the top of the step at the back of the house.
The steps to the back door!
The plants at the side of the back steps almost covering the basement windows.
The other side.
The path to the side.
A rose Arbour covering a pond, I'm slightly to one side to avoid taking a photo of the people standng to the right admiring it.
There were quite a few arches covered with beautiful roses.
A seat amid the roses and lavender.
Looking back down the pathway.
lovely border of repeat planting.
Some of the planting over the low edge to the other side.
The door to the Orangery which housed three orange trees in the centre.
The staging on the left was full to overflowing with beautiful plants.
As you turn and come down the other side, the planting is in the ground.
The two of the orange trees in the middle.
The ornate metal legs to the staging.
a rose and a fig grow on the walls to the side of the Orangery.
Walking away from the Orangery down a path to the side, there is a large brick wall on bot sides and a seating area just seen in the distance.
Here there are a mixture of flowers and flowering shrubs.
Looking back to the large palm towering over the garden in that place.
Then back again but straight down to the side of the Orangery.
And without using the zoom lens.
carrying on you come to an oval pond with the covered seating area.
To one side is another entrance through the arch in the wall.
To the other side yet more lush planting leading to
A wrought iron gateway into yet another area of the garden.
Once through looking back and to the side was another pathway.
But moving forward we came onto a large grassed lawn with two deep flower beds.
Keeping to the path we headed towards a small cottage that sits in the grunds at this point.
Turning to the left by the cottage you arrive at the Reed Barn which now houses the cafe and a secondhand book shop and plant sales. with seating both inside and out.
Just to the side of the barn is a small area with tiny headstones of loved family cats.
The older ones are in need of repair and raffle tickets were being sold to this end.
After a refreshing cream tea we head back out into the gardens to admire those flower borders up close.
This is the red border full of beautiful shades of red flowers and leaves.
as you turn the corner the border turns to pinks
the second border.
Looking back from the far corner.
This border back onto the second border we'd just walked down, so now heading back up.
these beds looked like they were used for cutting flowers for the house.
we then came across the greenhouse and cold frames.
again full of lovely plants .
Lovely ornate brackets on the greenhouse.
Even down the side of the greenhouse was full of plants
look at all that lovely colour !
Stepping back outthe greenhouse you see a mass grouping of pots.
filling this corner with lush colour
walking back along the high back wall just glimpsing the back of the house between the trees
a wonderful example of Georgian elegance
Then turning down the side wall and back towards the house in the wonderful shade of the trees.
arriving back by the corner of the house.
well I hope you enjoyed the walk round the gardens at Peckover House in Wisbech if you get the chance to visit please do.
What ideas did I come away with? well
Well I did not really come away with the idea of a greenhouse full of Pelargoniums etc as I have wanted that for a few year but I am considering if I could squeeze in a small greenhouse nearer the house for them, leaving our big greenhouse for the tomato's and peppers in the summer.
Paul said he liked that great big palm , so i said well if you want one! ...... now he is planning!
and walls ! We have always wanted to have a walled area in the garden.... but it's an expensive thing to build but we are again thinking about it!
We did bring home this little fellow who we are calling Percy Porker the Peckover Pig !
So yet more ideas to chew on over the coming months , maybe some may happen maybe none who knows ! That's the joy of gardening it's ever changing...