Rusticated Arch

Cool and Shady

The Orangery, built to overwinter citrus fruits, is simply furnished with pots and containers and provides cool felief on hot summer days. The oranges are moved outside once fear of frost is past. The exterior walls are festooned with yellow Bankstian rose and buff ‘Gloire de Dijon’, passion flowers and tubular flowered eccremocarpus. The sandstone frontispiece and rusticated arch were moved here from the main entrance to the castle at the begining of the twentieth century.*

*From the National Trust guide book.

18 Comments CherryPie on Apr 14th 2012

18 Responses to “The Orangery”

  1. Astrid says: I googled the Powis Castle. That must have been a wonderful place to visit. I scrolled down your blog and posts and found the statues in front of the house. Amazing, almost realistic.
    Wonder how many oranges were grown over the years.

    • CherryPie says:

      I have been several times, it is one of my top four favourite gardens to visit :-)

      I am sure you and Ginnie would love to visit, it is very interesting and there are so many photo opportunities.

  2. Confused… Powys or Powis? If you ever visit South Wales you must see Margam Abbey. There is a stunning orangery there as well as a beautiful building and amazing garden and park. Hugs.

    • CherryPie says:

      Yes I am always confused by Powis Castle, when it is in Powys!!

      I have never been to Margam Abbey, it sounds as if I would like it though :-)


  3. CrashRyan says:

    a beautiful room!

  4. I had a lovely cream tea in an orangery yesterday.
    It’s in the Whitstable Castle.
    Really lovely castle (free entrance to the castle and gardens)!!!

  5. Marion says:

    I have always dreamed of having an orangery! This is exactly what I always have in mind, thinking of it.

  6. Barbara says:

    There are so many different orangeries in National Trust properties.

  7. james higham says:

    Oh I want one, I want one on hot summer’s day.

  8. martha says:

    lovely little place !