There are many different gardens on the Clandeboye Estate and today we are going through this archway to the Bee Garden. I have never seen such a beautiful beehive and I didn't go too close as there were a good number of Bees buzzing around.
These are Apple trees being trained aliong this curved iron upright.
This is the entrance into the beautiful Chapel Walk.
This Church of Ireland Chapel in the Courtyard has recently been made available to brides wishing to have a wedding or baptism ceremony at Clandeboye and was converted by the 1st Marquess. The Chapel holds public services each Sunday at 12 noon and someday I may go there to be able to see the inside of it.
The Courtyard is huge and there was
lots of space for families to have lots of fun.
Some of the buildings held beautiful displays and I met this man Bert who having retired decided to made these beautiful Irish wood carved pens.
More information on them can be found HERE.
This was the gorgeous Banqueting Room however that day I could not get any images of it or the portraits that were hanging on the walls because of all the people in the room. This room can be hired for a wedding reception.
I decided to escape all the activity around the Courtyard and headed for the Arboretum and Pinetum gardens. The blossom and flowering trees were a kaleidoscope of colours.
I came across a very peaceful area where all the dogs that had lived on the estate had been buried.
However I was blown away by the maturity and variety of colours of the trees. People were dwarfed beside them.
Everywhere I looked the verdant green just popped out and round each corner was a glorious surprise of beauty.
Both the Pine and Deciduous trees were fantastic.
I will finish today as I stand under this magnificent Copper Beech tree to admire the sweet smelling yellow Azaleas beyond.
Now tomorrow I am going to take you into the Bear Garden.
No, you do not need to be afraid so join me then.
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