Friday, 17 March 2017

Five on Friday - West Green Gardens

Hello

Thanks for visiting for this last Five on Friday over at Amy's Love Made My Home blog. I'd just like to say a big thank you Amy for getting us all together  on Fridays, I've so enjoyed meeting all you lovely people and if it hadn't been for you Amy, this wouldn't have happened.  Hopefully you'll be able to join in with Tricky and Carly on FAST from next week.

Now that Gardeners World is back on TV, it's definitely time to see what's happening in the garden and what better garden to visit at the beginning of the season than our favourite West Green Gardens, see the label above.  Incidentally I've created a couple of pages above too which have an index of links to my blog posts in those categories to save you searching through, hopefully these work!

One - Café

Let's just go straight into the café for a spot of lunch.  The garden had only been open a couple of days following the winter closure but the café was firing on all four cylinders, freshly painted and full of pretty knick-knacks and twinkly fairy lights.



Two - Formal Garden

Not a great deal to see so early on but it was all neat and tidy with lots and lots of shoots poking through the ground heralding what's to come.





Three - Flowers

In the wild areas, lots of colourful hellebores looked wonderful interspersed with iris and hyacinths.






Four - Daffodils

Swathes of daffodils covered the grassy areas down to the lake.





Colourful benches ready for you to plonk down on  and admire the view, always look so inviting.


Five - Greenhouse

The scent of hyacinths assaults the nose as soon as the doors of the greenhouse are opened.  It's always so pretty in here.










Wonderful West Green, see you again really soon, so glad you are open again.

See you again soon too!

Have a great week.

Cheerio

32 comments:

  1. It's lovely to have a big garden to enjoy nearby. That restaurant looks good. I bet you are regular visitors. I would be heading to that lovely greenhouse to keep warm :). B x

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    1. There have various functions in the greenhouse, afternoon tea and so forth plus opera's in the garden. It's a beautiful place. x

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  2. So lovely: no snow, plenty of wonderful flowers and green grass, and even Gardeners' World! :)
    Have a sunny weekend! xx

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    1. Does your snow usually last this long or is it a bad year? I would be so fed up with it by now. 😊

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  3. Already some sparks of colour in the garden you visited. I bet it's really beautiful once things have really started growing. Looks like some yummy lunch was had in the cafe.

    Happy Five on Friday

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    1. It is, every time we go there's something even more beautiful to see. My West Green label above has loads of photos, you just can't help yourself!

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  4. That was a lovely spring visit to the gardens & lunch looked so appetising!
    Happy weekend!

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  5. Wonderful spring photos Karen. The spring flowers are always a welcomed sight. The clay pottery looks rustic & pretty. Happy weekend!

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    1. It's amazing how beautiful a pile of clay pots is!

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  6. Beautiful gardens, I can just imagine the heady smell of hyacinths in the greenhouse and I love the blue bench. Your lunch looks very tasty and just the thing to set you up for a stroll around the gardens, have a lovely weekend:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts on Trentham Gardens. 😊

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  7. Love the hellebores and the greenhouse x

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  8. We went to West Green Garden last year at tulip time and it was spectacular. The greenhouse is just amazing too. We had a picnic in the orchard and went on to The Vyne which reminds me that the roof is being renewed and I believe they are offering roof top tours.

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    1. Oh how lovely. It's become very popular lately since they've had the car park done. The Vyne is another wonderful place.

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  9. Is that a camellia? It's very pretty.

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    1. The stripy pink one is a camellia, amazing isn't it.

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  10. So much fun to see West Green Gardens through your eyes. I'd start in the cafe too! Happy friday!

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    1. Ha ha it's difficult to pass the café by, so tempting.

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  11. enjoyed seeing those lovely flowers. thanks for taking us along.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, I'm sure that we'll be back again soon.

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  12. Don't you just love daffodils? They're perfectly shaped for being the first up, as if to trumpet the arrival of spring. The trumpeters always announce the arrival of someone important, and I keep watching for Mother Nature to come sweeping down the path. She never does, but I suspect she comes out at night with her paint and dabs colors here and there with the tulips and lilacs and wisteria, etc.

    Oh, dear. Think I read too many fairy tales as a child?

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    1. Oh how poetic and beautiful Patsy. That's the sort of thing that happens when you see such beautiful flowers.

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  13. It looks like a beautiful garden to explore and return to many times during the year to see the change of the seasons. I love the glasshouses with all those stacks of pots on the shelving.

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    1. The greenhouse is beautifully laid out, z great place for their functions and afternoon teas.

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  14. I can almost smell that flowers! What beautiful colors. Those first days of smelling new green and growing things are just the best, aren't they?

    Beautiful 5. xoxo

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    1. They are indeed. There are so many beautiful things right under our noses. 😊

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  15. I havent seen a single daffodil since we moved to Spain so I'm really enjoying seeing them on everyones blogs :)

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    1. It's feast or famine! We just can't resist them now they've come out at last. 😊

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  16. What an amazing looking greenhouse, and such a beautiful bench! We had a family National Trust pass and would take the children on days out to visit all the different NT properties, they loved it

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    1. The NT is great for children - lots of space, treasure hunts and exciting events.

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