Picton Castle Walled Garden

This week the Lens Artists Photo Challenge theme is Wonder.  P. A. Moed Creative Exploration In Words And Pictures invites us “to create a post that captures a moment, a feeling, a place, a person—which filled you with wonder.”

Walled garden Picton Castle

Walled garden Picton Castle

Last week, we were in Wales, and one of our days out involved a trip to Picton Castle, a 18th century stately home (that was a previously a medieval Castle) in Pembrokeshire. The highlight of the day was the magnificent walled gardens.  It is definitely a place to fill you with wonder on the amazing world of plants. The shapes, colours, textures of the flowers, from hot red to spikey blues and greys.

Ferns.

A herb garden and succulents.

The garden has only three full time staff members looking after it (and the rest of the grounds). And some volunteers. They do an amazing job.

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19 thoughts on “Picton Castle Walled Garden

  1. Leya

    What a beautiful place! The lush green and all the flowers – beautifully caught. I don’t think we visited Picton Castle when we went to Wales in the 1980’s. Walled gardens are wonders in themselves, and this one a stark contrast to the dry yellow-brownish nature here in Sweden now.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I always love visiting walled gardens too and i think this is one of the nicest i have visited.

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  2. janesmudgeegarden

    Lovely flowers, I do like the eryngium and the little white flower with the pink centre, which I don’t recognise. It looks like a beautiful and peaceful place to visit.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I have never grown eryngium successfully but after seeing them their am inspired to try again. I am not sure if the little white one was some kind of mallow??

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