Sunday, October 27

Barrington Court

A second property that we visited during our short stay in Somerset a couple of weeks ago, was Barrington Court which I briefly mentioned in my previous as its gardeners shared our enthusiasm for weed control fabric.

The first thing that I noticed as we were driving up to the car park was the colour provided by the Michaelmas daisies. I hadn't expected such a colourful display in early October. At a distance I was almost fooled into thinking they had rhododendrons flowering.
The flowers were swarming with bees. As you walked past the air was alive with the sound of their buzzing but the flowers were also being enjoyed by quieter diners.
The garden is divided into garden rooms which are considered to follow the Arts and Crafts style. The original plans were produced by Gertrude Jekyll. There was certainly plenty of interest even at this time of year.
 Not forgetting the wall kitchen garden mentioned in my earlier post.
If you want to see more photos and the video Martyn took they are available on our web page here 

I have links to other garden visits we have made from this page of my website

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful garden! The third photo down looks so perfect. And the pears growing along the wall are amazing. Quite inspiring!

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    1. Did you look at the photo this page Kelli?
      The gardens were lovely, not what I was expecting at this time of year.

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  2. Looks as if you were very lucky with the weather too. I am doing a lot of travelling to and from London on the railway at present, and in the vicinity of Clapham Junction there are Michealmas Daisies all along the side of the tracks.

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    1. We were Mark. There are wild Michaelmas daisies growing at an RSPB reserve we visit and there is a National Collection at Temple Newsam near to us. There's a photo of them On Martyn's blog here

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  3. Such wonderful photos of a wonderful garden on a wonderful day...oh how I remember days like those!!!!

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    1. Especially in the depths of winter eh, Tanya?

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  4. Oh those pear trees, wonderful. I am so in love with walled kitchen gardens. Sigh. I saw some Michaelmas daisies near here the other day, and I was amazed how many bees there were on them.

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    1. I'd love a walled kitchen garden too, CJ

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  5. What an impact those Michaelmas daisies make - if only I had room to have a border just designated for them.

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    1. That would be a luxury, Elaine but wouldn't look to good during the rest of the year. I'm intrigued as to how this border looks in spring/summer. The are where the Michaelmas daisies and chrysanthemum are planted at Temple Newsam is closed of at that time.

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  6. I'm with CJ, I just love walled gardens and those pear trees trained up that wall are exquisite. xxxx

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    1. So that's three of us Snowbird. Vegetables in the middle and flowers, fruit and herbs round the edges?

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  7. Beautiful garden. I like the pears.

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  8. Beautifulborders with those asters shining out, though borders like that always make me curious about what they look like at other times of year. Love the cordon pears. Doesn't it make you lust after a walled garden of your own? They always remind me of The Secret Garden...

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    1. I thought the same Janet and yes I do cover waled gardens whenever I visit one.

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  9. Those pears look fantastic, the trees are literally dripping in them. It looks like a lovely place to visit, plenty of interest. I absolutely love those rhubarb forcing pots but they're so expensive.

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    1. I wonder if they got a discount for a bulk purchase, Jo I wonder how they stand up to frost too.

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  10. Beautiful place, and those pears look amazing. xx

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    1. It was Debbie and we were envious of the pears too.

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  11. I love michaelmas daisies too Sue and they do make most fantastic colour at this time. I think many gardeners are disappointed with them because they get too dry and especially where shaded get powdery mildew so bad. It is very important to grow mildew resistant varieties.

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    1. You're right Robert I chose varieties that were mildew resistant for my garden and neither have ever shown any signs. If have aster frikartii Monch and Aster novi-belgii 'Purple Dome'
      Monch has such a long flowering season too

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