Walled Garden

This is a delightful find and not too far from where I live.

An old Walled Garden in the process of being restored by volunteers

and raising money for the village church roof fund and charities

The River Bride runs through it

and it nestles quietly in the valley in the village of Little Bredy

There is even a basket of sticks left by a bridge for playing Pooh Sticks.

This little man-made waterfall is in grounds of Bridehead, a short walk from the Walled garden.

A wonderful wander followed by a traditional English Cream Tea, which consists of a pot of tea (in this case some not-so-traditional Lemon and Ginger tea) and a scone on which to spread jam and clotted cream.

36 responses to “Walled Garden

  1. This looks like a beautiful place to visit, only a short car ride from me too, thanks for sharing. 😊 😊 😊

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  2. How lovely that the garden is being restored – it looks as if it wasn’t as neglected as others might have been

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  3. Looks lovely. And scones jamed up the proper way πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  4. Such a delightful find:) I am reminded of The Secret Garden. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Perfect for a summer afternoon… flowers and cream teas. πŸ˜ƒ As it’s nearby you will be able to visit more often, just for the flowers of course… πŸ˜‰

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  6. Looks like a peaceful and magical place to lose oneself in – complete with garden tea at a princely price to boot…

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  7. Going Batty in Wales

    I love walled gardens and wish I could have one. A cream tea must have been the perfect finishing touch to a lovely visit.

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  8. What a magical place – food for body as well as soul!

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  9. What a great find and a cream tea as well. Delightful!

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  10. What a lovely garden. Are you one of the volunteers’

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  11. Lovely photos of a beautiful place Sandra.
    My back seems to be on the mend so we’ll hopefully be able to get to go on our walk soon.

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  12. Utterly delightful. A similar project happening here, only an old walled garden being restored for growing food, I believe for our Hub.

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  13. That first photo should be framed, it is exceptional. Love this walled garden regaining its life!

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  14. The gate and the overgrown bench are like something from The Secret Garden. Such a creative and positive thing to do, restoring a garden. I hope they raise buckets of money – if that cream tea is anything to go by, they should!

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    • It does! Yes very ‘Secret Garden’, and there were very few people there so it felt very peaceful. They open every Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mnodays. When I go again I will ask how much they have raised.

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  15. Looks delightful, a place I would like to visit. However, the River Bride sounds like a character out of a fantasy novel.

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    • Yes! It does, now you mention it.
      This is what Wiki says:
      The river’s name is of Celtic origin. It is derived from Old Welsh Brydi, related to Cornish bredion “to boil”, so means “boiling or gushing” stream. The river gives its name to Long Bredy, Littlebredy, Burton Bradstock and probably Bridport.[4]

      But others have told me that the origin of the name is from the Celtic Goddess: Bride (or Brigid) is a beloved goddess of the Celts known by many names, Bride being the Scots Gaelic variant. Her names mean “the Exalted One.” She tends the triple fires of smithcraft (physical fire), healing (the fire of life within), and poetry (the fire of the spirit).

      Perhaps a magical mix of both.

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