Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Hole Park Gardens 2

Hi folks.

after a weekend away I thought I would  resume the tour of the gardens.
Before we left the formal gardens I took a shot of the Memorial Gates in memory of Capt. Wilfrid Barham, a member of the family who was killed at the age of 21 at Ypres in 1915. The Dragon on the top is a badge of the Buffs, the East Kent Regiment in which he served.

We left the formal gardens and entered through the gate into the wooded area.

Unusual for this time of the year were summer Crocuses.

The Rockery made of Northumberland stone.

Autumn is on its way, Japanese Maples.

Sarson stone moved from another location in the garden and thought to be pre Roman surrounded with newly planted small Silver Birch.

Wellingtonia Pines, some were destroyed in the 1987 storm. They have a really soft and spongy bark.

Ice house repaired in 2011 and is quite a long way from the main house.

Wow, very deep and the next diagram shows its construction, note the drain at the bottom which takes water back to the stream.

Plan of the Ice House design.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed the tour. Regards, Mike.


  1. Hi Michael. a very interesting place, loved the wrought iron gates. and the ice house. Mrs Egg.

  2. Mike you missed out the 'ROYAL' The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), formerly the 3rd Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army until 1961. It had a history dating back to 1572 and was one of the oldest regiments in the British Army being third in order of precedence

  3. Hope you liked the blog, I took the details from the "Official" guide so that was that. This place is only open two days a week. The weather could have been better. Still I did my best, and well worth a visit on our 48th anniversary.

  4. Fascinating place Mike.......Love the tree and the maple leaf !
    Been away on a last minute trip to Hastings
    Chris and Dave R