Woodland Walk

The weather yesterday was lovely and sunny so we set off on a bluebell hunt. We settled on Packwood House and Garden as our destination. Due to a hold up before we set off, we arrived at the property rather late (just in time for lunch) and were told that there were no tickets left for the house. The lady who had greeted us with this news went to get map as the layout of the property had changed since our last visit. When she returned with the map she was also holding two house tickets, which had fortuitously just been returned by someone who had changed their minds. It is all in the timing…

We had lunch, which was rather chaotic due to the large volume of visitors and then we headed off to the woodlands in search of bluebells. We found little clumps of them scattered in among the trees and the walk was nice and peaceful, away from the main crowds that were visiting. After the walk we visited the gardens and finally ended up by taking a tour of the house.

Packwood House

The Yew Garden

I had an extra day off work today and had hoped to go on the bluebell walk in Attingham Park, but the weather was not in my favour. Strong blustery wind and rain are not conducive to a woodland walk. Instead of a walk, I stayed at home with my books and an episode or two of Michael Portillo’s Great British Rail Journeys.

8 Comments CherryPie on May 5th 2015

8 Responses to “In Search of Bluebells”

  1. Ginnie says:

    I so much remember seeing bluebells last May when we were in England, Cherry. What a treasure to see!

    Yesterday (the 5th) was almost like tornado weather here in the Netherlands. It was actually kinda scary, to be honest (coming from America where we know tornadoes!). I think you and we shared some of the same conditions, based on what I have read from others. Today is calm and sunny!

    • CherryPie says:

      Mr C was most disappointed that I hadn’t gone out for the day. I said why on earth would I want to go out in this weather? I was perfectly happy sitting at home with my books and one or two other diversions :-)

  2. Sigrun says:

    Ah, very interesting – I have not seen Packwood House before! The bluebells in my gardens are over now, thanks good – in a small garden they can be the pest.


    • CherryPie says:

      I think you would enjoy a visit to Packwood. I haven’t show then flower garden below the Yew Garden. It is colourful and pretty :-)

  3. I saw a lot more bluebells in Hertfordshire two weeks ago.
    As far as the eye can see! :)
    It was a shame that day was rather cloudy and dark. :(

  4. james higham says:

    Oh, the colours, the colours!