Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Afternoon at the Castle

Hello..... at the beginning of June a friend and I decided to visit our local castle gardens after I'd been for a doctors appointment, now in modern times storming a castle is much easier than in days of old, in fact if you phone them in advance they will even provide you with a trusty steed.

Yes it was great fun to storm along the draw bridge on one of the castles mobility scooter on our way to the gardens.

In no time at all we were pottling along the paths 

our first stop the Queen Mothers garden

such a tranquil place to sit, plus lookie I just love the colour of the water lilies.

 The grounds at Walmer Castle are broken up into to several areas, so after a trip around the woodland you come to the beautiful wild flower meadow, it's hard to capture how pretty it is with some many wild flowers hidden among the long grasses, loads of insects buzzing about (in a good way!)

I loved the mown pathways, which mean even on the mobility scooter you can get right into the meadow

Lovely stuff .........

Hi here I am taking a very rare, selfie amongst the daisies

We then moved onto the more formal part of the garden

with it's gravel walk ways and a bumpy yew hedge

I love how the castle peaks out from behind the hedges

Then it was onto one of my favourite areas, the kitchen gardens

Just so stunning, I'd love a veg patch just like this if I had the energy, I do miss having a allotment.

Just look at those Aliums

and the wonderful veg patch, 
in fact I had a salad for my lunch while we were there, and they actually went out and picked the salad leaves fresh from the garden, in order to make it, so yum you can't get fresher than that.

Even the greenhouse is so very pretty

A feast for the eyes everywhere you look

and wow the Roses were amazing such wonderful fragrance.

Even the cake was Clare friendly, yummy home made Gluten and dairy free, chocolate brownie. We shared a piece as it would have been rude not to after they had gone to all that trouble...

It was the perfect way to spend a afternoon and enjoy my first day sunshine, since last summer, as I'm taking a small treatment break from my Lyme disease medication which makes me allergic to the sun, sadly since I've been sun allergy free the weathers been pretty awful here but hey ho I guess that's life.

You can read a little more about the castles history in this post here

Clare xx


  1. How lovely Clare. The castle is beautiful and the gardens, oh my! The care that they take with them is amazing to me. How neat that you got a salad fresh from the garden. I like to do that at the lake too. Go out and pick the lettuce just before dinner. I'm glad you're feeling well enough to be out and about a bit.
    Blessings, Betsy

  2. Looks like a great trip, I enjoyed seeing the beautiful castle and gardens with you. You cannot beat the fresh taste of salad from the garden. Have a great weekend.

  3. Thanks so much for taking us along on your outing, Clare! I love that you were able to be out and about in such a beautiful area on a gorgeous day...and a gluten free, dairy free treat, too! xx

  4. I love your selfie Clare, you look lovey and so friendly. Your trip to the castle was so beautiful.

  5. What a lovely place to go for a visit out. The gardens are lovely aren't they. Hope it cheered you a little! Or a lottle!

  6. What a great outing with wonderful vistas, glad you can get out for a a break and a cheery smile. Jo x

  7. New follower - just wanted to say hi! Wonderful photo's and a day never forgotten.