Monday, 30 June 2014

A visit to Sizergh Castle in The Lake District, Kendal, Cumbria

Sizergh Castle, Kendal, Cumbria, National Trust UK

Sizergh castle is a National Trust maintained property on the edge on the lake district in Cumbria North West UK . It is an enjoyable and largely unpretentious place to visit, set within a lush green and verdant landscape. The castle is still inhabited by the Strickland family who have been in residence for over 750 years.

Double flowered geranium

I am not normally a fan of double flowers but i do like this, probably for the vibrancy of the colour.

Thalictrum flower head  with Lupin in background

Very striking  texture  colour combination

View of castle from kitchen garden

Percy the scarecrow

Sedum leaf axil and flower head

Limestone garden 

Limestone steps

Limestone path

A truly spectacular Acer

Lush poolside planting

Exquisite combination of Rodgersia, Astilbe, Acers and ferns with water lilies in foreground pond


Dramatic and dreamy use of Erigeron

Sedum planted into stone wall

Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'

Simple yet elegant oak gates

Yew pyramids


Erythronium, Trout Lily

Stone barn

Steps beautifully softened with grasses

Country gate
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