Gardens are generally winding down at this time of year but there's still plenty of interest in a well designed space.
We sometimes visit Oakwell Hall and its grounds in Birstall when taking Archie for a walk, there's 110 acres of country park, ideal for him to have a good run. Although Archie came with us on this visit, we were primarily there to visit the walled garden.
These are the steps at the back of the hall which lead you in to the walled garden.
Looking back, you can see the rear of the hall.
Though the garden isn't filled with colour at the moment, there are splashes here and there from the Michaelmas daisies and sedum.
I can imagine that the garden will look good right the way through winter as it has a wonderful structure from evergreen plants.
There's some beautiful trees in the garden too.
The borders have now seen better days, but you can see how well stocked they are.
Fruit trees are trained along the walls. There's some wonderful, old varieties here and they're well labelled.
Can you see the label on this tree? It's Isaac Newton's tree.
It was propagated from a tree growing in Isaac Newton's garden at Woolsthorpe Manor in Grantham, Lincolnshire. While sitting under this tree, the "notion of gravitation came into his mind occasion'd by the fall of an apple".
A sign warns visitors that they are approaching the hives.
Bee hives are tucked away in the corner of this garden. There were lots of bees buzzing around and you can see them at the entrance to the hives in this photo.
Wherever you look, there's no getting away from the fact that it's now autumn. The berries, fruit and fallen leaves add to the delights which the garden offers at this time of year.
We left through the back gate and entered another garden.
I shall tell you about that in my next post.
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