Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall  Gardens are open every sunday during their open season but only on three weekdays during the season. I planned to visit the gardens today if the weather was favourable. The weather had changed from the lovely sunny weather we have experienced in recent days to overcast and cloudy.

The  visit was looking promising but I had to wait for British Gas who were scheduled to fix our heating system which had broken down (again). Every time our water was being heated so were our radiators, not exactly what was needed in the hot weather we had been having. The engineer arrived in the allotted time frame and expected that he would only be their around ten minutes to fix the problem, however when he arrived he announced that he had been instructed to conduct our annual service as the same time. This takes over an hour!! It made sense but I was a little frustrated and wondered if would be able to get to the garden in time for lunch.

It was past my lunch time when the engineer left so I almost convinced myself not to go. I am glad that carried on with my plans; I enjoyed the drive, the lunch (although even more delayed due to catching the lunch time rush), the bluebell woods and the gardens.

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

12 Comments CherryPie on May 16th 2018

12 Responses to “Hodnet Hall Gardens”

  1. The Yum List says:

    I’m such a garden fan. I wish I had a green thumb (and the land to use it).

  2. Hels says:

    In all our years of living in the UK or travelling there since, Shropshire has never been on the itinerary. But now I know. The way to have a beautiful home and garden estate in 2018 is to have an ancestor who bought a country estate back in the early 17th century. Their lake is lovely and the gardens are a delight.

    • CherryPie says:

      There are lots of interesting things to see and visit in Shropshire. You might see a few more of them in the coming weeks as I am taking part in a walking challenge. I need to find some interesting places to walk to keep up my step count.

  3. sigrun says:

    Beautiful pictures, first I looked where the garden is located.

    Sigrun

    • CherryPie says:

      I think you would enjoy the garden. If you decide to visit there is another garden nearby ‘Wollerton Old Hall Garden’. It is possible to do them both on the same day if you time it right.

  4. Mark in Mayenne says:

    Looks like a great afternoon out. I do like visiting gardens that someone else is responsible for maintaining ????

    • CherryPie says:

      I love visiting gardens too. Hodnet is one of my favourites, the estate is so large it swallows up the visitors and it appears that you have the place almost to yourself.

  5. rusty duck says:

    Well worth the effort, it looks like a lovely place for a wander. Bluebells everywhere seem to be having a good year.

    • CherryPie says:

      This is my favourite place for seeing bluebells. There is just something about the light and nearby lake that enhances the beauty of the bluebells :-)

  6. It looks like a wonderful garden to spend the afternoon. Your images are lovely. Good Luck in your Steps Challenge – my husband is doing something similar!

    • CherryPie says:

      It is a lovely garden, I recommend a visit :-)

      Thank you for your kind thoughts about my step challenge :-) I wonder if your husband is taking part in the same challenge that I am…

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