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A Day Out at Sudeley Castle and Gardens


We went to Sudeley Castle in Glos the day after my birthday. I was determined to enjoy my birthday this year because last year My Dad died the week before.So it was a meal out on Fri and a day out on Sat.

I’ve numbered the flower pics which are unknown to me so please feel free to help me out.

This is the Castle most of it is closed except on certain days.

(1) These were the first flowers I noticed

and this was the first wildlife. Getting this photo wasn’t easy.

This model was in the exhibition in part of the castle. It was very interesting like a small museum.

Henry VIII was a regular visitor there and even brought his wives along too (lucky girls}

I loved these they were silk I found them in the museum and just had to take the pic.

So now it’s out into the beautiful gardens.

(2) I thought these may be Autumn Crocus or Colchicum

I know this is a Dahlia can you see the fine spider web?

This was the Knot Garden and the next 2 the Queens Garden so named because 2 of Henry’s wives would often be found there.

(3) Are these Anemone?

“I’ve been here so long I’ve turned to stone”

This is Ode to all Gardeners

The biggest Dandilion clock I’ve ever seen. Or is it something else?

This Rose smelt gorgeous.

(4) Don’t know this one.

(5) Aster?

(6) Any ideas?

This is the church in my photo ‘The Cyclamen Church’ (this can be seen in My Photos)

One of it’s Stained Glass windows

We found this egg shell in the Secret Garden which led us on to :-

The Pheasantry. This one looked like his markings were painted on.

There were lots more Pheasants but at this point my husband disappeared with the camera.

Another view of the church as you come out of the Pheasantry

This is the original entrance and exit to the Castle Grounds and this is where I say Goodbye and thanks for taking a look. I hope it inspires you to visit if you live close enough.


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Hi GG.....what a lovely sequence of pics...and a great subject of course. You are so lucky being able to go to such a place.
Not so sure about Henry Vlll's wives being exactly "lucky" though ...LOL

20 Sep, 2009


Wow, loved your photos. I think the anemones are probably cosmos - they look feathery like cosmos anyway. I wish I lived in England. Thanks for sharing.

20 Sep, 2009


Hi GG lovely blog and very good photos. I can help you out on a few your lge dandilion is a Allium not sure which one but thats what it looks like after flowering often found in dried flower arrangements. Then the 4th one down from that is the fluffy bit left after a clematis has flowered.
Could be an Aster same sort of petal.
Just realized we both have the same name.

20 Sep, 2009


Lovely blog thank-you

20 Sep, 2009


1. Rudbeckia probably fulgida.
2, Don't know my crocus from my colchicum.
4. Clematis texensis probably Princess Diana.
Lovely flower bed in the photo under the dahlia and love the 'ode' - and the hand-painted pheasant. I'll definitely visit when they invite me, lol. Hope you enjoyed your day this year. Belated birthday wishes for Friday.

20 Sep, 2009


1 - I think it's rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'
2 - colchicum (it has six stamens, a crocus only has three)
3 - cosmos
The 'dandelion' seedhead is actually an allium seedhead
4 - clematis texensis (Wagger beat me to that one)
6 - clematis seedhead

20 Sep, 2009


Thks for all your great comments especially Andrewr re colchium and crocus I've got some autumn crocus growing as we speak. It's my first time growing any crocus.

20 Sep, 2009


Thanks for that GG.

A really nice walk and cracking pics.

Very enjoyable:0)

20 Sep, 2009


Wonder if that's a David Austin Port Sunlight rose before the pink lily-flowered tulip?

21 Sep, 2009


Lovely pics GardenG......Love the Dahlia and the Clematis 'princess diana'...I bought it just last week...great blog......I prefer Johnathan Rhys Myers as Henry The Tudors.....better looking than the real

25 Sep, 2009


My friend loves that prog but I've never taken to it prob because I failed history in school. Lol

25 Sep, 2009

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