Thursday, 16 June 2016

GOOD FENCES - Clandeboye Estate (Part 5)

This is the main house on Clandeboye Estate where Lady Dufferin lives  and you can see that the young trees have been ‘fenced’ in for protection. 



               A lot of the fences are either of clipped hedges or high walls.




Do you see the sign for the Bear Garden in the above shot? 


In we go!  I did ask later why it was called the Bear Garden and discovered there had indeed been a brown Bear kept in this area many years ago and that is why these very high walls were built.  Now it is a beautiful walled garden with a lovely conservatory and garden room.
  Hope you are not disappointed, I certainly wasn't!









I hope you enjoyed yet another part of this estate.

I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES.

Many thanks for visiting and also to all those who leave comments.

29 comments:

  1. I am very happy that you told us why it is called The Bear Garden! Because I was going to ask. The first picture is just gorgeous, it looks like an Andrew Wyeth painting. And I have never seen a hedge like the one in your second picture! So I think the first two pictures are my favorite today.

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  2. It is extremely beautiful.
    No disappointment here.

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  3. The more I see of Clandeboye Estate the more I would love to visit. It looks as though you had wonderful weather too. Have a lovely Thursday :)

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  4. Beautiful series of pictures of this garden.
    Best regards, Irma

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  5. It's another lovely spot you found Margaret. I'm glad I don't have the job of maintaining the grounds though. It must take an army of workers.

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    1. Phil Amazingly,as I say on Mondays post, the grounds are tended by head gardener Fergus Thompson with only one assistant.

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  6. Looks like a nice bachelor pad/weekend bolthole............I wish.

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  7. My kind of place if someone else cleans it. Lovely grounds.

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  8. Hello, it is a lovely estate. The gardens are beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful tour and photos. Wishing you a happy day and weekend ahead!

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  9. loved the hedge, but the stone walls! wow!

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  10. I feel for the brown bear kept in captivity, but alas, he did leave a beautiful place for a garden. I can't imagine how expensive it must be to keep gardens and an estate like this in such good repair. But, I am grateful someone can do it because it certainly is eye candy for those of us who enjoy beauty :)Great post, Margaret ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  11. Dear Margaret!
    Fantastic photographs showed us wonderful garden.
    What a beautiful conservatory and wonderful blooming flowers.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucja

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  12. Oh those gardens are so lovely! I'm enjoying your latest series.

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  13. Truly wonderful gardens and your photos do the estate proud!

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  14. So beautiful! The red flowers in the tree really caught my eye! Thank you for showing us around. x K

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  15. Thank you for the lovely tour of these gardens. There is certainly the touch of a Master Gardener at work here. Is that him in the distance?

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  16. Wow! So beautiful garden, flowers and stone walls!
    The main house on Clandeboye Estate looks wonderful!
    Thanks Margaret, for your always nice comment on my blog.

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  17. Margaret, I just scrolled through all the posts about this estate and may I just say, Wow! What a truly beautiful place this is. So many lovely flowers, birds, stone walls, fences, etc...not to mention the house itself. It's truly a delightful series of photos.

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  18. Beautiful photos. I was wondering about the name.The flowers are certainly prettier than a bear,although I do love animals.

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  19. What a wonderful area to have a late breakfast!

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  20. Very nice! Thank you for sharing :o) I wasn't disappointed in the bear garden or any of it!

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  21. looks a nice garden, nice stone walls

    peter

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  22. What a breathtaig place. I enjoyed the tour through your lens.

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  23. Interesting about the high walls, the bears, and its history. Loved the gardens with the flowering trees, the sculpture.

    And the use of wrought iron to protect the young trees.

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  24. Such a grand home and so many beautiful things to admire! I love the Bear Garden.

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  25. an old one. Love the garden but think the building look sad. So very unlike our castles.

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  26. Wonderful pictures of this beautiful garden !!
    Greetings

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