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Hello and welcome to my blog. If you like flowers and gardens, housey stuff, food and banter, then this is the place for you. I am a decorative artist, florist and maker of things. I sell painted furniture, plants and crafts, through a local retail shop, in my native Ireland, and wedding flowers from home. I am married to a lovely patient man and have a smashing little girl. I blog for the fun of it. Thank you for listening.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Glenarm Castle

 For a few years now I have been wanting to visit the walled garden at Glenarm Castle,County Antrim.
On Sunday, my husband and I had some unexpected free time and we decided to make the trip. What an absolute joy it was! It was a glorious day, which always improves things. It was full of all the things I love, artichokes, figs, crabapples ,sweetpea,lavender ,hydrangea,wild flower meadows etc. etc.
A wall of figs, so surprising in our climate.

The greenhouses emptied of apricots.

Still some late summer colour.

Stunning blue delphiniums.

Wild flower meadows, and a place to sit.

Stunning parkland views from 'The Mount.'

Views of the garden, with the sea in the distance.

Wonderful hydrangea.

Annabelle hydrangea.

We finished off our garden adventure with a delicious tea, taken outside in the sunshine. It was just heavenly.
We learned that it was the last day of opening until Easter, so we were most fortunate that we were able to visit. We will be back!Glenarm Castle. I hope you had a lovely weekend too. Love Linda x


  1. Looks like a wonderful place for a visit what a beautiful gardens I love picking up ideas for my own garden from these kind of places. Looks like you had lovely sunny weather too x

  2. How beautiful! I am pleased to hear that you and your husband were able to find some time to get away. I imagine that you found inspiration for your home and shop at this lovely garden retreat!
    Thank you for sharing, my friend!

  3. Hi Linda

    Those spontaneous trips seem to always delight. What a spectacular venue and then tea al fresco. You lucky girl.
    Have a great week

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  5. What a lovely place! Our figs on the sunny wall have been the best this year.... I counted 6 the other day and delighted they haven't fallen off prematurely. It must be the warm and sunny weather we have had in the North this year.
    Julie x

  6. There is something special about a sunny day, snatched form everyday life. I'm so glad you had such a happy visit, it looks a beautiful place. Jane xx

  7. I agree with Jane, such a lovely day is a gift from the Gods and what we all need soooo much. Your pictures are lovely Linda
    Hugs Lynn xxx

  8. Hi Linda this is so beautiful! I love walled gardens and this place looks amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us. Hope you have a wonderful week and weekend xoxo

  9. A beautiful place to visit, I too love walled gardens! Looks beautifully planted and tended.....and tea outdoors is the perfect finishing touch!
    Wishing you a happy week, Linda.
    Helen x

  10. Une jolie balade à la campagne,merci de tes visites.
    belle journée



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