Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Mount Stewart Gardens in April

Yesterday we saw the birds as I walked around these beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart, near Newtownards, Northern Ireland.  Today we are walking round the gardens looking at plants and their settings.

As there are very many shots today, I thought we could have a competition to see which 3 shots you liked best!  Also can you work out which garden I am walking though.  They are not mixed up, so to start with we are in the Sunken Garden, then I photographed the Spanish Garden which I showed you last week, CLICK HERE, though to the Shamrock garden, out of it into a more wooded landscape then into the Italian garden followed by a walk round the lake, passing a Japanese style area on the way.  No more words, just put the photographs into slide mode, grab a cuppa and enjoy.



































































WOW!  I hope you are not exhausted after so many photographs and that you enjoyed walking around these magnificent gardens with me.

Don't forget to leave me the 3 shots you liked best and we will see if there is an overall favourite.

Thank you for visiting today.

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19 comments:

  1. My favorites are the white tulip and the picture after it. Also 36, what are those mini trees? 39, and the curled up ferns. What are thee beautiful elongated bright blue flowers? I also love 39, the red maple branches.

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  2. Hi Ginny I am just leaving to go on a fairly remote island this minute but I appreciate your choices. The blue flower at present I do not know the name of and as I and my contact in M.Stewart is also on holiday, that answer will have to wait. Sorry It is in fact a very small flower. Thanks for your comments. I hope to find internet to be able to post however I will not be commenting on any blogs while away. Hope you are keeping well now.

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  3. a very stately building and gardens; it'd be hard to know when to back off with the camera! Too many to decide 'which three' - I liked them all

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  4. What a beautiful garden! I would like to walk around for a while. You have really beautiful pictures of it and so I can just enjoy all this beauty :-)
    Best regards,
    Helma

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  5. Hello Margaret, what a beautiful place. The gardens are lovely, the flowers and plants are gorgeous. I could spend a day there walking around.. Wonderful series of photos.

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  6. I enjoyed walking around the garden with you. I love all the flowers and it was difficult tho chose 3 favorites, but maybe 41,55 and 58. Enjoy your stay at the remote island!

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  7. this was difficult but I narrowed it down to 1, 26, and 63...what an incredible place.

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  8. Spectacular! We are coming to England in June and I hope to visit some gardens then.

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  9. We are coming to England in June and hope to visit some gardens then. This one was spectacular.

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  10. Looka like a great place...............my wrist is tired after all the scrolling though!

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  11. I love all of the shots! Beautiful!

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  12. Goodness gracious, so many beautiful images! The standout for me is the pink blooms shaped almost like a heart, maybe halfway down? Really lovely, Margaret.

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  13. Wow...just simply wow!
    The colors, so vibrant....
    LOVE the one tree like it is trimmed the shape of an umbrella.

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  14. Really beautiful gardens Margaret and lovely photos. Hard to pick just 3 favourites but mine would 44,45 and 49.

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  15. This post is a feast for the eyes. I cannot possibly choose a favourite,they are all fantastic.

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  16. Yes, that is a lot of photographs. No problem though, because they are all beautiful.
    I'm not sure that could even pick a top 5 out of this great group. This property must have a large full-time gardening crew.

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