Another visit to a National Trust property today, the gardens at Hare Hill, Over Alderley. You can reach this property, signposted off the B5097 road that runs between Macclesfield and the village of Alderley Edge, for a map of the area click here. The weather today is dull and overcast, with light rain at times. The temperature feeling chilly at 8˚C.
|Photos centre and right above are both of the Walled Garden. The metal pergola by Philip Jebb was commissioned by the garden's previous owner Colonel Charles Brocklehurst, who left the property to the National Trust upon his death in 1977.|
|More views of the Walled Garden above and the surrounding woodland areas. There are no dogs permitted in the garden itself.|
|A complete contrast to the busy Easter crowds at Biddulph Grange Gardens last week; when we left Hare Hill today we were the only car there. Colourful Skunk Cabbage in the photo on the right above, near the many ponds at the gardens.|
|A two mile walk from the car park through parkland and past a Lake takes you to another National Trust Property, Alderley Edge, dogs are welcome on this walk, and at the Edge. We stop for food at The Wizard Tearoom, near the car park at Alderley Edge before our next destination of the day, the nearby Nether Alderley Mill, (Photos to be uploaded in the next few days).|