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