Monday, June 25, 2012

Powis Castle Gardens


Powis Castle Gardens, located in Welshpool, Wales is located on the grounds of the residence of the Earl of Powis.  The castle itself was founded in the early 13th century by Welsh princes. The fomal, baroque gardens were designed in the 1670s. 



Vistitors will see Italian style terraces, statues, an orangery, and even an aviary.  Each terrace has a different theme.  One has a Mediterranean theme.  Another is planted with rhododendrons and ferns.  Another has herbs.  There is also a lower formal garden that has unusual pyramid-shaped apple trees, roses, delphiniums, phlox, and hollyhocks.

The gardens are beautiful year-round, but I think the best time to visit is in the spring when the tulips, hyacinths, and rhododendrons are in bloom.  The gardens are open daily April to September from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and March, October-December from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.



12 comments:

  1. This as all the makings of a fairytale location. Lovely!

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    1. Interestingly, I've heard the place is haunted. I haven't seen any ghosts there, but I'm thinking it would be a great location for a horror story. LOL!

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  2. Now that would be a great place to explore, both the gardens and the castle.

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  3. i can just smell that orangery:)

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    1. A lot of European gardens have orangeries, and yes, they smell wonderful!

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  4. Yes. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I've heard Wales is a beautiful country, and these gardens look fabulous. So many neat places in little corners of the world.

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    1. The United Kingdom, especially, has some marvelous gardens. It must be all the rain they get!

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  6. What lovely gardens. I could spend days there. Is there a maze?

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    1. No maze, but the terraces and gardens are quite lovely!

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  7. Beautiful, I love the first image with the clouds.

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