Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Hole Park Gardens

Hi folks,
off again this time to Rolverden in Kent to explore this home of the Barham family for over 100 years. The surrounding park and woodlands is in 200 acres with many views.

The sunken garden with lots of topiary and pleasant seats.

Looking through the Walled Garden and beyond towards the Woodland Garden.

Water Lilly in the Millennium Garden. 

The Eagle's Slayer, a sculpture by John Bell which was exhibited is the Great Exhibition of 1851 and depicts a Shepard boy giving revenge to the eagle which had slain a lamb at his feet.

The Egg Pond an egg-shaped pond by the Four Seasons Garden is believed to have been the source of ice for the Ice House.

Statues depicting the Four Seasons.

Top of the walled garden.

First sign of autumn, leading down to the woodland walk.

Finally another view of the house from the meadow.

More of the Woodland Walk and the Ice House later.
Regards, Mike

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh, thats better, I've caught up now....The topiary is fascinating there a 'training school ' for topiary, I should imagine, its very difficult to do ! I can only imagine what it would be like to live in a house like this......great shots Mike,
    Chris and Dave R