Sunday, 20 September 2015

SUNDAY THOUGHT - Mount Stewart Gardens (Part 7)

Dear lover and friend, you’re a secret garden, 
a private and pure fountain.

Song of Solomon 4 

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Mairi's Garden at Mount Stewart
Northern Ireland
August 2015

Lady Londonderry founded and directed the Women’s Legion, a voluntary organization which placed women into the work place during WWI and whose emblem was a stylized 
Tudor Rose. 

Lady Londonderry gave this emblem the Stewart family colours of blue and white. Today, the Mairi Garden has a succession of blue and white flowers. A bronze statue commemorates the birth of Lady Mairi in 1921, surrounded by bells and cockle shells based on the nursery rhyme.

Thank you for visiting and also for leaving comments.


  1. Beautiful shots. Who is the statue depicting. I at first thought it was Pan but he had a whistle and not bells nor is he suitable for a Sunday.

  2. HI Adrian You il see at the end of the post I say the statue was made to commenorate Lady Miari's birth and then it is made in her likenss. She was a very pretty child and a very beautiful adult. Many thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Have a good week.

    1. Sorry I also should have said and I am sure you know the nursery rhyme, " Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow", tht were the bells come from. it is a very peaceful place to sit and only having white and blue flowers at any time of the year brings a beautful tranquilityto this garden.

  3. I like the combination of the image of the child and the nursery rhyme to make that lovely statue. Enjoy the week.

  4. What an unusual beautiful fountain. Lady Mari was a sweet looking child.

  5. What a beautiful garden to visit !!
    Lovely pictures !
    Happy Sunday !

  6. What a beautiful garden, I love the statue and fountain! Lovely images and video. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  7. Mount Stewart is a beautiful place to visit - was there in early spring and created a little video of same - saw the swans and their seven eggs - also visited the Lady Mairi fountain garden - great photography - you might like to view Spring Blooms at Mount Stewart

  8. Beautiful statue and blue and white garden. What an interesting bit about the Women's Legion, Thanks for sharing. Jo

  9. Beautiful statute and thanks for filming it in action. Lovely gardens!

  10. A pretty statue and lovely purple flowers, my favorite color!!

  11. that´s a wonderful statue. The child seem to have fun with the bells and the water :)