Family & Days Out Garden

Calke Abbey Gardens

We visited National Trust’s Calke Abbey for the first time last week, and I absolutely fell in love with the gardens there. They went on and on, from rambling pleasure grounds, overgrown and wild, to formal gardens, a kitchen garden, fields, meadows and a grotto. There was so much to see and smell there. The children loved seeing it all and Boo was running about exploring, through the many doorways, which I loved seeing, imagining the winding paths behind them all, so here I am sharing the wonders of the Calke Abbey gardens..

Doorways, there’s something so magical about doorways, hidden and run down..

Calke Abbey gardens doorways

Oh to have wisteria like this. I absolutely adore it, and love to see it in all of its splendour…

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We were out there for a good couple of hours, just meandering around the gardens (well, I meandered, whilst Boo covered miles running about!). It was an exploration and adventure, up winding pathways and through beautifully laid out lawns. Oh, to live at Calke Abbey…

I’ll be sharing more from this visit in a couple of days here, too, so look out for more Calke Abbey!

 

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