I 'discovered' it many years ago in its 'infancy' when it was just a private garden open to the public now and then and I have seen it mature and develop further and further right down into the copse at the bottom.
This time I hadn't been for about three years and the change is palpable. It is much 'bigger'. The planting that is... the plants have grown and matured and have packed every little inch. I love it only slightly less, but the doubt is there. It had (has?) very defined rooms with glimpses long and short from one to another this seems to perform at a lower key when the planting is almost swamping you and I think that is a shame as it seemed to be the key to its particular charm.
It is now fairly busy with visitors and I am (unreasonably) greedy in wanting it to myself. One of my very best visits there (last time) was in the rain. The garden took on a whole new face and was almost just mine. This time I bobbed around with others and grudgingly shared it.
Some pictures here and you can go to the album if you want to see more. Click here: Wollerton Old Hall
|there used to be a rose and climbing fuschia (Lady Boothby) on this wall|
|all about glimpses|
|view to the copse|