Sunday 7 June 2020

Visit to Newby Hall

On Day 74, as the lockdown eased, we took the opportunity of a garden visit. As members of the Historic Houses Association we were fortunate to be allowed to be part of the restricted group to visit the grounds of Newby Hall in North Yorkshire.

The gardens were just transitioning from late Spring to early Summer plants.    Our picnic lunch was taken on one of the many benches with a delightful view.
 This wall of a shelter is made of shells


 Candelabra primulas by one of the ponds

This trip wouldn't have been out of the ordinary in the old normal, but we were really appreciative of the time spent here in the present situation.  We hope to return later in the year to revisit the Autumn Garden and the long herbaceous border in their full glory.

“The sea is their grave but this Memorial sculpture is, in many ways, a headstone for the lost trawlermen”

I have always been impressed by the architecture in the centre of the maritime city of Hull, especially the old buildings with their carving...