One of the places we have been walking most often is Attingham Park a National Trust property. We are National Trust members, so going is free which is a big attraction, but it is also a really lovely place to walk. The grounds are huge so plenty of different routes to explore, the paths are well kept and easy to use a pushchair on and there is lots to look at, woodlands, the deer park, the mansion, tea rooms, a book shop and my current favourite the walled garden.
|Attingham Park - view of the mansion|
The walled garden is an established feature of the property but a relatively new addition to the visitor attraction. It has been restored over recent years and is now absolutely stunning. I love walled gardens, they are calming, beautiful and incredibly evocative places, always making me think about 'the secret garden'.
|Entrance to the walled garden|
I like the order and pattern of the gardens, fruit trees are trained along the walls, beds are edged with flowers and herbs, vegetables grown in large rows, I particularly like the willow tunnels that the beans are grown on.
|Fruit trees on the south facing wall|
At the moment there are some stunning flowers on display and some beautiful scents. I'm not much good at plant identification so I don't know what they are but the plants below run all along one of the paths and the smell is beautiful.
The garden inspires me with ideas for our garden, and makes me wish I had a larged walled space of my own to cultivate!