On a beautiful sunny July summer’s day we decided to visit Packwood House (Lapworth, West Midlands B94 6AT).
Lots of nooks to explore and a wonderful relaxing place to spend a couple of hours admiring the flowers.
People were picnicking and children were playing cricket – an old world English garden in which to relax.
The herbaceous borders were in their prime with a tapestry of colour and I loved the repeat planting of perennials against the high brick wall. Probably the best herbaceous borders I have seen anywhere.
The yew garden is special and is planted to represent the Sermon on the Mount and you can climb the spiral path to the top. Yew with a view! We were watching a man cutting them and wondering how long it took! Definitely a full time job.
I bought a day lily and ornamental grass in the shop grown by the NT which were reasonably priced. Unfortunately no café to complete the visit but they are busy building one scheduled for completion by Autumn 2013.
I highly recommend a visit and hope you enjoy our photos.