The Walled Garden at Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire
Our first visit inside the Grade II listed Walled Garden at Lydiard Park was in September 2011. Prior to that we had only peaked in through one of the gates. As there is
a charge to enter the garden we thought as it was just another bit of garden and the rest of the park was so lovely anyway, why pay to go in to this bit? Well, we were wrong!
It is kept beautifully, bursting with colour yet has a very restful feel about it. Just sitting on one of the many benches and looking around is relaxing - the only hurried activity is the bees and insects going about their business.
There is a peaceful atmosphere here, almost unexpected at Lydiard Park - an oasis among all the activities going on outside the walls.
The entry charge is surely worth every penny to un-stress oneself and sit among the beauty for a while? We shall certainly return at other times of the year to see how the gardening team create colour and shape as the seasons change.
Tickets can be bought from the House or the Coach House Tea Rooms, and entry is through the tea rooms.
Our photographs were taken on different visits, and roughly ordered turning left from the entrance and following the outside path but stopping off at the sundial and water pump, interspersed with flowers in that area. Some views have more than one photograph, taken at different times.