Autumn at Baddesley Clinton

Trying to capture the beautiful rows of Dahlia flowers. Photo by Christy Archer.

Trying to capture the beautiful rows of Dahlia flowers. Photo by Christy Archer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan and I had a few hours to ourselves a few Saturdays ago to wander round the national trust property at Baddesley Clinton.

We were treated to a beautiful display of the largest variety of Dahlia flowers we’ve ever seen. They flower in the autumn and keep flowering until the first serious frost of the season. If you have the time and are a drawn to bright colours its well worth going to have a look!

Pink Dahlia flower. Photo by Christy Archer.

Pink Dahlia flower. Photo by Christy Archer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flower below was my favourite, so bold in colour but also so compact, each petal kept in a tight close-nit head, the camera does not do their spectacular display justice!!

Fiery Red Dahlia Flower. Photo by Christy Archer.

Fiery Red Dahlia Flower. Photo by Christy Archer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the other treats visible at Baddesley Clinton is their vegetable garden. My parents grew vegetables at the bottom of their garden so maybe it just reminds me of home. But just from the perspective of seeing what some vegetables look like whilst growing this was fascinating. We don’t have space in our garden to grow our own veggies so for me this was a treat!

Salad leaves in the vegetable garden. Photo Christy Archer.

Salad leaves in the vegetable garden. Photo Christy Archer.

We also caught a few cheeky toadstools appearing amongst the vegetables. I know they’re odd things but there’s something fascinating about them too, plus these ones were orange, perfectly autumnal…

Toadstool! Photo by Christy Archer.

Toadstool! Photo by Christy Archer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The property has a number of wooded walks, which are lovely this time of year with all the falling leaves.

Woodland walk, carpet of leaves. Photo by Christy Archer.

Woodland walk, carpet of leaves. Photo by Christy Archer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After our walk around the grounds we did stop for a little nibble and a cup of tea. They have a really lovely converted barn which they use for their Cafe. Sadly I didn’t take any photos of the inside of the barn, aside from some photo’s of their table decorations.

Autumn Decorations in the Cafe. Photo by Christy Archer

Autumn Decorations in the Cafe. Photo by Christy Archer

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then got a little camera happy and kept trying to take photos of our reflections caught in the metal teapots. You can imagine that after awhile we became aware that doing this was maybe a little odd for anyone watching or nearby so we finished our tea and went home!

Catching our reflection in the teapots. Photo by Christy Archer.

Catching our reflection in the teapots. Photo by Christy Archer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you’re wondering – I don’t work for National Trust and this isn’t a sponsored post. We just enjoyed the visit and thought we’d share!!

 

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