Thursday, 23 April 2015

GOOD FENCES - Mount Stewart Gardens

If you have been following my series this week on Mount Stewart House & Gardens, you will have seen both inside and outside this magnificent house and today the beauty continues.  The gardens have many fences and  a lot of them are made from natural material and even some are sculptured.  Sit back and enjoy.




On Tuesday, I posted photographs and video showing this 
Mute Swan with 5 eggs. CLICK HERE if you missed it.   
Only a blue thin rope keeps the public from her nest.


Mallard behind this fence that needs erecting again.



Box for Red Squirrels





Step into the Sunk Garden with me.



The Sunk Garden, west of the house was the second garden compartment Lady Londonderry embarked upon after the Italian Garden. Centred on the Little Dining Room or Breakfast Room and Lord Londonderry’s bedroom above, it and the Shamrock Garden beyond are the only part of Lady Londonderry’s design which relate directly with the ground floor of the house. The planting is based on a sketch in one of nine garden notebooks, dated 1922.









The house overlooking the Italian Garden.


Spanish Garden


Who would like the job of keeping these hedges trimmed? 
You would need a head for heights for that job!


This is a summer house in the Spanish Garden and I have taken a couple of close ups so you can see the table which has all the signs of the zodiac on it and the walls have these beautiful tiles.





The Italian Garden has 2 round ponds with fountains and the beds are mainly formal and in the summer are a riot of summer colour.


This is the path that leads to the beautiful lake which I will show you more of tomorrow.


These impressive gates lead into the Sunk Garden.


This is the old dairy.



In a meadow opposite the dairy I found these new colourful bee hives.  I must ask who looks after them.

I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES.


I hope you enjoyed this post and I thank you for visiting.

Many thanks for all your comments.

40 comments:

  1. Hi Margaret,
    Fantastic images of your stay.
    It's really a great place.
    Wonderful Mute Swans with five eggs.
    I enjoyed your blog.
    Best regards, Irma

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  2. What an absolutely beautiful post, Margaret. I cannot comment on any one thing as everything caught my fancy. Oh, maybe the Spanish garden...

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  3. Hello Margaret, it is a beautiful place to walk around enjoying all the gardens. So many pretty scenes.. And the swan is pretty taking care of her eggs.. Wonderful series, thanks for sharing your visit.. Have a happy day!

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  4. I am just blown away by the beauty of this place, Margaret! thank you for sharing more. blessings ~ tanna

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  5. Like scenes from a classic novel!!! So picturesque.

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  6. Beautiful topiary. Someone got creative with those colorful bee hives too. Enjoy your day!

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  7. i have such a hard time getting your photos to load - my laptop processor just grinds and grinds. maybe they have more pixels than my laptop can handle or the connection? anyway, what i saw was lovely. thanks, margaret.

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  8. A thoroughly enjoyable post Margaret. This is a great place for a lovely long walk, so much to see. Thank youf or sharing it with us.

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  9. Mount Stewart is one of my favourite National Trust properties to visit! I have several photos taken from the same spots as you! It is such a delight to photograph anywhere in the gardens and around the house! I love the peacefulness at Tir na nog!
    Very enjoyable post!

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  10. Great shots of the place. The garden is beautiful.

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  11. Everything about this place is elegant and perfect. The sunken gardens are beautiful. Wonderful series.

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  12. Beautiful photos of this wonderful place!! I love the table with the signs of the zodiac!

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  13. I don't know where to begin..I have just really enjoyed this series of photos...and I have not even clicked to get the bigger view yet... I know I will enjoy them even more then.

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  14. Beautiful photos of some amazing places. You are so so good with your camera...a true talent.

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  15. Hi Margaret,
    This was a great treat for all of us.
    Particularly enjoyed the gardens.
    Thanks for stopping by my site today.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  16. I love all the topiarys, and maybe the big archways are my favorite. They are SO straight on top! Also love the giant rabbit. But also I love the pretty bee hives! Your first few pictures with the reflections are beautiful.

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  17. Poor Mr. Mallard just can't catch up on his yardwork. Lovely shots of the gardens!
    ~

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  18. Margaret, this is a beautifully photographed series. Love the sunken gardens and the topiary.

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  19. Lovely lichen on that fence Margaret!

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  20. Looking at fences, referred via Run*A*Round Ranch Report ;)

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  21. Such a charming place! Those hedges that look like columns may be hard to keep up but they sure make a statement. Reminds me of fairy tale surroundings. The colored bee hives just add to the whimsy!

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  22. What a wonderful place to wander around with a camera. I would be in photo overload! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great selection of photos Margaret.


    peter

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  24. Oh my gosh what an amazing place! I had to go back and view your other posts as well (Stunning photos) to soak it all in. - I showed Coleen the Topiary Rabbit and other photos here. We wondered where this was and then I found out it's in Ireland. I've always dreamed of going to Ireland (doubt I ever will though) so I'm glad to have seen this post because it was magical and beautiful.

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  25. What a fabulous and beautifully photographed series, so much to see and admire.

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  26. Aren't those hedges amazing! What skill to trim them in all kinds of shapes. And I love the lacey iron gate. Beautiful photos this week! Hugs, Diane

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  27. The gardens are as magnificent as the mansion itself. Thanks for the beautiful photo essay.

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  28. Hi Margaret, Beautiful gardens and amazing at every turn. Love these photos and have to go back and view them once more to take in all the inspiration.
    The gates and fences are wonderful!
    Have a nice weekend.
    CM

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  29. Wish I lived in a house like that. With servants of course.And decent heating/plumbing.

    Never seen a squirrel box before though................

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  30. I enjoyed being a chair side tourist while viewing your splendid images, so much so see and admire. Lovely post!

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  31. What an amazing estate and gardens, but my fave is defintely the swan with the eggs. what a find!

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  32. Great looking gardens reminds me of my local park (ex gardens of a big country mansion). The hedge reminds me of an aqueduct.

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  33. such a beautiful place and so well kept and manicured!!!

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  34. Unbelievably beautiful place! I bet you could just wander around all day from garden to garden and never want to leave!

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  35. I appreciate the work that goes into topiaries. Lovely place!

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  36. My goodness, this place is stunning! I can only imagine the work it takes to keep it looking so beautiful!

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