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Howick Hall in Spring
Howick Hall is a Grade 11 listed building in the village of Howick in Northumberland and is the ancestral seat of the Earls Grey. It was the home of the Prime Minister Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, after whom the famous tea is named. The season opens in February with the Snowdrop walks, followed by March/April where the grounds are covered with daffodils. April/May the Woodland garden is lovely with Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias, and the tulips appear in the flower meadows in May. From June the Herbaceous borders come into flower. The Bog garden lasts until September, and the late season brings brilliant Autumn colours right through until November. The gardens are certainly worth a visit if you visit Northumberland any time.
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Album name:Helen / Helen/ Helen's Album
Keywords:Howick Hall
Camera:Canon 5d Mark 11
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Date added:May 05, 2015
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Date Time:2015:05:05 22:04:26
DateTime Original:2015:05:04 15:12:08
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Photojunkie  [May 06, 2015 at 11:25 AM]
Interested in that high hedge-wall! - it's almost as it they were keeping the wild countryside at bay! Thank you for the info Helen, not too keen on the Tea myself although I do love oranges, but hubby loves it! I do Love the rambly look in this though, with that little bridge and all those flowers! It must look glorious all through the year!
Helen  [May 06, 2015 at 08:23 PM]
Thank you for the comment Bab's. this is a lovely place to go plenty of walks and the colour changes all year round. There is a path called the Long Path which takes you to the Sea but once outside the gates there is no way of getting back in so you have to do the walk via the road back to the grounds.
George  [May 06, 2015 at 08:41 PM]
A very nice shot Helen and interesting information too.
If this were mine I would crop from the bottom to the base of that bare tree on the right foreground and just maybe clone in some of Narcissuses or even Narcissi to fill in the bare bit left and centre.
Still a nice shot though.
SteveT  [May 07, 2015 at 07:50 AM]
Nice image Helen looks a very good place to spend some time, is it run by the National Trust?
Helen  [May 07, 2015 at 05:43 PM]
Thank you George for your comment. I see what you mean about the bare patch. Thanks also Steve for your comment. Howick Hall is not National Trust.
par5score2  [May 08, 2015 at 10:07 AM]
Love the pic and the info