Afternoon walk at Cliveden – 18th February 2013

With a day off during half-term, we decided to meet up with Heather, Hugh and Katy for an afternoon up at Cliveden.

We picked up Mum on the way over and arrived there shortly after 2.30pm.  We were rapidly waved through to the overflow car-park and spent around ten minutes driving around before we were able to secure a space and meet up with Heather.

At her suggestion we decided to walk down to the recently refurbished ‘Round Garden’.  This involved walking through the Water Garden, down the Green Drive which is lined with trees and across grassland – most of which was new ground for us.

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Emily pointing out snowdrops

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Snowdrops

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Heading off through the Water Garden

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Emily, Holly and Katy

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Crossing the Main Drive

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Group photo outside the Round Garden

The Round Garden is in process of restoration as a formal fruit orchard with both apple and pear trees being grown up supports.  Dotted around are various wooden sculptures which create added interest, particularly for the children.

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New planting of apple and pear trees in the Round Garden

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Looking down one of the ‘avenues’ of fruit trees

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Happy caterpillar

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Wooden pair

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Emily in a chair carved from an old tree stump

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Hugh

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Emily

After exploring the garden, we made our way back up to the house, spotting the unusual flint grotto on the way.

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Hazel catkins

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The flint grotto

The visit finished with the standard stop off at the gift shop.

It was an enjoyable afternoon with the family and good to stretch the legs and make the most of  the late winter sunshine.

The snowdrops and emerging daffodils reminded us that spring is only just around the corner.

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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