I visited Oakwell Hall back in October last year. You can read all about that visit in my GardenVisiting In October - Part One and Garden Visiting In October - Part Two posts. I decided to revisit the garden in a different season, so we had a trip there last Saturday.
After revisiting the walled garden, which you can read about in my Oakwell Hall In March - Part One post, we had another wander around the Faith Garden.
The Faith Garden is such a peaceful area, the trees were filled with birdsong and we paused a while to watch the blue tits and great tits having their lunch. No birds in this photo, but I was pleased to see that there were plenty of snacks for them as the feeders had been empty on our last visit.
I love to see trees covered in catkins, they're so tactile so I can't resist reaching out and touching them.
The garden is filled with crocuses and snowdrops at the moment and reminds me of a fairy dell.
It's so pretty.
I love how these crocuses are planted in a ribbon and just look how beautiful these trees are at this time of year.
The willow which screens the benches is bursting back to life with fluffy pussy willow catkins.
Something else which I can't resist touching.
The viburnum is blooming too, it has such a pretty flower.
We walked down to the pond to see if we could see anything. This pond is used for pond dipping and there's information on a board which tells you what you may find. The field which you can see in the background is where many people walk their dogs, it's a good open space for them to run.
Archie liked the idea of pond dipping, though he had another meaning of pond dipping on his mind so he had to go back on his lead whilst he looked longingly at the water.
I just have to show you these bird houses on the cafe wall, aren't they the cutest? Des res homes for birds.
It was definitely worth a return trip to see the gardens at a different time of year. There's still plenty of interest even this early in the season.
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