Garden Portrait: Berrington Hall Walled Garden

I mentioned the walled garden, which is near the mansion house, on my recent walk in Berrington Hall’s parkland . This walled garden has been transformed over the last few years and at this time of year is full of vibrant colour as well as a heavily laden orchard.

Step inside

Pathway with perennial borders

Behind the potting shed is a productive potager (an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden), interspersed with annuals such as sweet-peas, marigolds, nasturtiums, everlastings and nicotiana. Often flowers (edible and non-edible) and herbs are planted with the vegetables to enhance the garden’s beauty.

In the Vegetable Garden, a fragrant tunnel of sweet-peas

I always find strolling around a garden makes me happy. The glory of nature combined with the skills of the gardener helps to calm me down when life and its curve-balls come crashing my way. It’s been a bit like that lately.

Sweet Peas
Sweet Peas

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Just delightful Jude – such beautiful autumn colours and fruits. In fact I’m supposed to be out in the garden now getting rid of some of the weeds that sprouted up over winter (long gone now it’s been very warm recently)! Alas my garden doesn’t look like this one though. However I can enjoy your lovely photos 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It doesn’t take much heat to start those weeds off! Good luck with the weeding 🙂

  2. Anabel Marsh says:

    Gorgeous! Every picture a gem.

    Btw – have you changed your Theme on this blog recently? I had real difficulty getting it to open today – or maybe it’s just me?

    1. Anabel Marsh says:

      Scrub that last bit – the whole of WordPress went down briefly just after!

      1. Heyjude says:

        Well, it may be WP, it has been flaky this week for me, crashing out several times a day. They are probably making more unwanted and undesired changes …sigh!

    2. Heyjude says:

      I do think this theme loads slowly, you get that blue bar across the top and then it loads, I don’t use headers on most of my posts except for these garden portraits and I still keep the files very small, so it must be the theme.

      1. Anabel Marsh says:

        Yes, that usually happens but then it just went black. Tried 4 browsers, then succeeded – then got an error message on everything including my own. I suspect you’re right, they are working on “improvements”.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I might investigate a different theme though I like the clean look of this one as it sets off the photos well.

        2. Anabel Marsh says:

          Yes, it does look very good. I think it’s just the image-heavy home page that makes it slow. There are one or two blogs with another theme that I have to save up to read on a PC as iPad/phone can’t cope.

        3. Heyjude says:

          Well that is good to know as I only ever use a PC.

  3. I love walled gardens. That blue salvia is divine.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The blue salvia seems very popular this year, both the pale and the deep-blue. They really are outstanding.

      1. I haven’t ever seen one quite that colour.

  4. This all looks so lovely, a happy place indeed.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am ALWAYS happy in a garden 🙂

  5. Gorgeous! I wish I could live in your post.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Me too Brenda! Maybe we could be squatters in the mansion?

      1. As long as there’s internet. 😉

        1. Heyjude says:

          I’m sure that can be arranged 😉

  6. Delightful pictures! It brings happiness to my eyes!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Glad you enjoyed it Roberto, thanks for the visit 🙂

  7. restlessjo says:

    It sounds a bit like you need a hug, as well as a wander in a garden? 🙂 This is a lovely one and you’ve picked out the plants so beautifully. Let’s go and find a bench and have a chat! (I know- you had the tea shop in mind 🙂 )

    1. Heyjude says:

      Life Jo. The tea-shop sounds like a good idea 🙂

  8. pommepal says:

    You are so lucky in England to have all these beautiful gardens to wander around. Most definitely a happy place to be.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was happy to discover flowers here as last year I was very disappointed at how little they had planted. Like many NT places they are working on restoring the old walled gardens and growing produce to use in their café. An excellent idea.

      1. pommepal says:

        I like that idea too.

  9. Absolutely delightful, Jude. Such a variety of flowers and wondrous colours. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is lovely that we still have so many wonderful flowers at this time of year. A final fling!

  10. vronlacroix says:

    I am impressed by the flowers in bloom at this time of year. I must take notes.

  11. Sammy D. says:

    Truly an autumn flowery feast. Thanks, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      You are most welcome Sammy. I was very happy to find them.

  12. I’d definitely hang out in that garden. Lovely!


  13. This post brought more smiles this evening.. as I wade through my emails to catch up on missed posts 🙂
    These are so so special .. thank you so much Jude for sharing

    1. Heyjude says:

      So glad you enjoyed the garden. It was a lovely end to the day.

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