Wordless Wednesday – A Garden Lost in Time

It is early in the year on the Applecross peninula, but the walled garden in remote coastal village of Applecross still slumbers.
Applecross walled garden
Waiting for spring or perhaps the return of the gardeners, the gardener’s boy and the pony which pulled the mower who left long ago for a war that was “to be over by Christmas”?
Applecross walled garden
Will the tools remain untouced and the fruit trees unpruned?
The lady of the big house, who once sat under the rose arch, has also departed, never to return?

6 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – A Garden Lost in Time

  1. Saila

    What a lovely and thought-provoking place with your captions!

    • This was a beautiful and incredibly atmospheric garden. It is being restored, but in such a careful way that it is not destroying the spirit of the garden.

  2. I love your atmospheric photos. This reminded me of Ellen Willmott’s ruined garden, Warley Place in Essex.

    • Sometimes perfect gardens can be completely souless and I find that this often applies to “restored” gardens which in the search for authenticity has destroyed the magic that comes with age.

  3. I thought at first it really had been abandoned – until I saw the bucket!

    • Yes a bright orange plastic bucket was a bit of a give away! It is a lovely garden with a serene atmosphere.

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