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2 May 2017

Garden in the fells

Rydal hall and gardens visit
Just as the bluebells and rhododendrons were beginning to take hold, we took a trip further up in to the Lakes and visited beautiful Rydal hall and gardens. My childhood was made from these kinds of
outings, my Grandma and I would always go for daytrips on sunny days, when I wasn't helping her hang out the washing in her garden glade of rhododendrons and eucalyptus trees, or playing hide and seek!
Rydal hall and gardens visit
A special highlight of our day for me was having this little fellow land in my palm! His wings are so spectacular, such a pretty cream and green mottled pattern, unlike of any butterfly I have seen before. It was only when I unfurled my fingers that he took off on the breeze, with Oscar chasing after.
Rydal hall and gardens visit
The gardens were framed by fells, secluding and hiding them, standing tall above Rydal water. There was the most beautiful Magnolia tree, petals spinning like confetti around us and landing in the shrubbery.
Rydal hall and gardens visit
Rydal Hall itself is so pretty! I adore the balcony, strewn with honeysuckle and climbing plants. The little flower basins are so darling too! We only explored the top half of the gardens on this occasion but there was so much to see, I would love to make a return trip, especially to see the bluebells out in their prime.
Rydal hall and gardens visit
Oscar couldn't keep still, charging round and around the gardens and even found a few special stones to collect in his pockets and my camera case and down his jumper xD I adore this photo, his little blonde hair blowing in the breeze is so heart melting! He toppled over once in the gravel but didn't cry for long.
Rydal hall and gardens visit
We sat under a canopy of Magnolia, in the shade, a shady, sprawling white pink carpet of them spilt beneath our feet. The air is so sweet and fresh and, for me, this place is a special kind of paradise, it's so fairytale-esque! *dons straw hat, long, floaty dress and pockets embroidered handkerchiefs*
Rydal hall and gardens visit
Such a beautiful old door in the wall! I adore quirky features like this, and the staircases are so grand and beautiful. Just being here is such an escape from the outside world and there is a sense of timelessness. It's easy to imagine you have ventured in to a completely different era or the Secret Garden novel.
Rydal hall and gardens visit
A view from the bridge, where a little tea shop and seating area look out over the waterfall. It goes on to form a little beck that winds its way round the corner, and down and away to form the babbling brook that bubbles down to Rydal water. It's such a beautiful little place, here, tucked away in the hillside.
Rydal hall and gardens visit
Now is my time to teach Oscar about trees and flowers - but I think he would rather learn about stones! Sorry I've been a little MIA, I have been on holiday with my family and working on some new summer posts. We had beautiful May day weather yesterday! What have you been up to? 

34 comments:

  1. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I can't imagine a more picturesque place. I feel calmer just looking at them ☺️

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    1. Awww so kind, thank you so much Indya! That means so much! :D ♡

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  2. This place is very beautiful Elizabeth. I love it :)

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    1. Aw thank you so much Fiona! :D ♡

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  3. This place looks so beautiful! And I love the way you take your photos... and how light and airy they are!

    Lizzie Bee // hello lizzie bee

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    1. Thank you so much Lizzie, ahhh that means so much from you! :D ♡

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  4. This is beautiful. Your words, your photos, it's all so dreamy!

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    1. Thank you so much Amber, I'm so happy you liked it! :D ♡

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  5. This looks so pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie!! ♡

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  6. What a beautiful day you must have had! These photos are wonderful, and so are your words. Your posts are always really enjoyable and poetic :) That magnolia tree is so pretty, with its cloud of white flowers! I'd never heard about Rydal Hall, but it looks exactly like the type of place I love :D

    Julia x
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    1. Aw so lovely, thank you so much Julia! Definitely visit when you are in the Lakes, it's so beautiful and I would love to see your take on it! :D ♡

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  7. This place looks beautiful! xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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    1. Thank you so much Antonia! :D ♡

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  8. This place looks so magical. Like right out of a mythical movie!! These pictures are amazing!!
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    1. Awww how kind, thank you so much Janel!! ♡

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  9. Beautiful garden, this place looks so pretty, photos are so gorgeous.

    All so dreamy!

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    Missy Dress

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    1. Aw so lovely, thank you so much Claudia! :D ♡

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  10. Such a beautiful place, looks like you had wonderful weather

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    1. Aw so kind, thank you so much!! ♡

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  11. Gorgeous description! This place looks beguiling. I must plan a trip to Rydal Palace with my family.😊 Stunning photographs!

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I definitely recommend visiting, it's so beautiful there! :D ♡

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  12. Excellent post! I follow you,please follow me back
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  13. Gorgeous photographs and words Elizabeth! You seem to create such serene, calming posts! Your little boy Oscar is adorable too! :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Aw how lovely, thank you so much Helen! I'm so glad you liked it! :D ♡

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  14. These photos are gorgeous! It looks like something from a Fairy Tale ♥
    Amy xx

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    1. That means so much, thank you so much Amy!! ♡

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    1. Aw so kind, thanks so much Rari! :D ♡

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  16. So beautiful, I'd love to explore here! Captured beautifully as always.

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  17. Beautiful. The Lake District is definitely on my list of places to visit!

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