A lovely but very cold second week of Advent. I visited Hovingham in the Howardian Hills on the way to the National Trust Property of Nunnington Hall.
Hovingham is situated within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire, approximately 19 miles north of the city of York and midway between the market towns of Helmsley and Malton.
I decided to stop to take a few pictures as I’d never had a walk round before. A beautiful village but a bitterly cold day.
A lovely first week of Advent. I visited the National Trust Property of the Treasurer’s House in the middle of York. An oasis of peace and calm amid a very busy Christmas Market Day.
This picturesque townhouse nestling in the centre of York has many tales to tell, including celebrity parties, workmen who wore slippers to keep the noise down, and a promise by its former owner to return to haunt the building if anything was changed after his death.
In the last week of October, I visited Nunnington Hall. As always it was beautifully decorated with all things Autumn. I even came home with a few windfall apples to make into a lovely crumble for tea.
Hope you all had a great Easter & didn’t eat too much chocolate? The weather in North Yorkshire has been glorious and I’ve been very busy in the garden tidying up and getting rid of a rotten decking and transforming it into a sitting out area with plenty of plants (hopefully).
More and more flowers are starting to emerge with the plenty of warm April sunshine; Forget-me-knots, dandelions (good for the bees), tulips and Bluebells are started to appear.
Over the Easter holiday I visited the National trust property, Goddard’s. I will post some of the glorious pictures during this week, so watch out for them.
A few images from my camera phone from today. I visited National Trust property Goddard’s this afternoon. The garden looked stunning in their April colours and blossoms.
Goddard’s has five acres of garden rooms to walk through that used to be owned by the family on the outskirts of York city center. More pictures from my visit from my ‘big’ camera to follow.
The gardens are divided into rooms as a nod to the arts and crafts style inspiration. The idea behind the rooms was that of a continuation of the house extending beyond the walls and into the garden. The outdoor rooms, similarly to those in the house, each perform a separate function with hedges and shrubs providing the structure.
Running across the back of the house is certainly one of the most spectacular rooms of the garden, coming alive with Delphiniums, Sedums and brightly coloured Rudbeckia blooms in late summer.
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I had a visit to Nunnington Hall & Gardens which is owned by the National Trust. Their botanical displays were absolutely gorgeous. Here are just a few of the many, many displays. If you want to find any information about Nunnington or any of the National Trust properties/gardens please click here.