The Weir Gardens Wear Yellow

The Weir Gardens Wear Yellow

The daffodils are blooming at The Weir Gardens in Herefordshire.  Owned by the National Trust, the gardens were designed in the 1920s on the steep south-facing bank of the River Wye at Swainshill. I have been taking the children there since they were toddlers to see...
Hellebore Day

Hellebore Day

In the Spring 2008 issue of the National Trust Magazine there is news of a specal Hellebore Day taking place on 16 February at Blickling Hall, Norfolk.  The Dell Garden, a sunken woodland area, created in the second half of the 18th century, has been transformed with...
Light and Shade at Warwick Castle

Light and Shade at Warwick Castle

I jumped at the chance to be a helper on today’s school trip to Warwick Castle.  It is an awe-inspiring place with parts dating back to 1068 and today was my third visit.  The light today was beautiful and it was magical to be there off-season as we almost had...
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