Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Mount Stewart Gardens in March

I visited Mount Stewart House and Gardens in March and these are some of the photographs I took.  Over time, I will be showing you how the restoration of the house is being undertaken.  I also visited the garden again the other day, so again later you will be able to see the difference in the growth of the garden from March to April.  There are quite a number of photographs so perhaps, grab a cuppa, put it into slide mode and just enjoy walking round the garden with me.

Lindera obtusiloba above and Pachyphragma macrophyllum below.

Cyclemen -  Lovely to see these in woody areas.

Corylopsis pauciflora 

Emerging shoot belongs to Gunnera manicata and I saw the same plant the other day and it stands at about 4 feet now!

This is part of the formal garden.  The other side is designed the same.

I loved the way the stakes which are made of bamboo and willow are used to support the emerging shots and plants and these are Paeony peeping through.

This is a wonderful Camellia gracing part of the house.

Chrysosplenium macrophyllum  

Prunus ‘Kursar’ found near the Lake.

Rhododendron Cilipense

Clianthus puniceus (Lobster claw  or Parrot's Bill)

Phormium – a bronze variety


This white Stag overlooks some of the wonderful Rhododendrons below.


This is part of the Mairi Garden

The Mairi Garden commemorates the success of the Women’s Legion of which Edith was the Colonel-in-Chief and the arrival of a late child, Lady Mairi, whose elf-like countenance clinched the status of Mount Stewart in Lady Londonderry’s eyes as 'The Land of Heart’s Desire'.

Although in March there are not many plants blooming the colour scheme for this garden is blue and white which makes it a very peaceful and relaxing area.

I hope you enjoyed your walk around this beautiful garden with me.

Thank you for visiting.

Many thanks for leaving comments on any of my posts


  1. Thanks you, it is very nice the garden. You works very much making the blog, but with pleasure. ¿It is not ?


  2. Dearest Margaret;
    Oh yes, I enjoyed your GORGEOUS pictures with slide mode (before cooking dinner now, haha)
    Beautiful Mount Stewart House and Gardens with wonderful flowers and architecture。 Loved the legendary Lady Mairi with sweet elf-like countenance.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  3. What gorgeous shots, and I'll bet that restoration project is a really big project. Looks like a very lovely garden to visit

  4. you've kept us busy today :-) fantastic shots and this looks like a wonderful place to visit, and wonderful that it is being kept up, the parrot's claw flower is very cool...

  5. WOW such a beautiful place, the flowers are so beautiful. I think the stake made from Willow is an awesome idea.

  6. Those cyclemen especially are so sweet! The rhododendrens (sp?) with the many trumpets are extraordinary. Never ceases to cause me to be in awe of the Mind of the Designer!

  7. This is beautiful...if you are ever interested, I have a small meme called "Nature Notes" for the past 5 years. I post on Monday nights with a link for anything to do with nature. It has been a fun way to see what others are enjoying in their part of the world...Michelle from Ramblingwoods.com

  8. Oh,I did enjoy this walk. The flowers are spectacular.

  9. We have large camellia bushes here, but I've never seen one that HUGE before. Wow. Lovely photos of this beautiful place.

  10. Fabulous Margaret - I love your tours!

  11. So many lovely things here today. My favorites are the cute little gazebo, the sweet little blue flowers, the parrot's claw, and picture #10. I would love to visit here.