You can read about Part One of our visit to Cannon Hall and our visit to the walled garden there in my previous post. As we came out of the walled garden, we saw a very intriguing sign which directed us to Fairyland. How could we resist?
Fairyland was laid out in the 1870's by Sir Walter Spencer-Stanhope using stone arches from the Cawthorne and Silkstone churches.
Looking back through the arch we'd just walked through.
As well as the stone arches, there's winding paths, fish ponds, yew trees and a stream with a stone bridge. There wasn't very much water flowing in the stream on Sunday.
Fairyland was laid out for the children to play in. I couldn't think of a nicer garden in which to spend my childhood.
I think there's a romantic feel to this garden.
Rhododendrons are planted here, they're just coming in to bloom so I think the garden will take on a different feel once they're flowering and more colour is to be seen.
Looking out to the grounds.
This garden was so different to the walled garden we'd visited earlier. I do enjoy looking round gardens which have different areas to them, it certainly keeps you interested.
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