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A year at Wallington in pictures - 2011

After taking early retirement, I quickly realised that I needed other things to do rather than gardening and decorating. I was lucky to become a Volunteer Ranger on Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail and a Volunteer working in the grounds and Walled Garden of Wallington Hall; a National Trust property also in Northumberland.

I have to monitor my section of the National Trail at least once a month and I get to Wallington at least one day every week. It is on these visits, that I take the majority of my photographs.

In this blog, I have picked out some photographs from the many I have taken during my volunteering at Wallington.

The first snow of winter 2011, covering the Griffin heads on East Lawn, Wallington.

January 2011 - One of the many fallen trees around the grounds due to the severe winter weather. This was a 200 year old oak that had fallen, blocking the path to the Walled Garden by Garden Pond.

February 2011 - Snowdrops in the Orchard of the Walled Garden.

March 2011 - Daffodils in the borders of the Lower Terrace of the Walled Garden.

April 2011 - Red Crown Imperials in the Plum Border of the Walled Garden.

May 2011 - Railway Border in the Walled Garden.

June 2011 - Colour beside the entrance to the Walled Garden.

July 2011 - Edwardian Conservatory and the 'Hot Border', Walled Garden.

August 2011 - Mary Pool on the Lower Terrace of the Walled Garden.

September 2011 - Autumn colours on West Lawn beside Wallington Hall.

October 2011 - View of Wallington Hall from West Lawn.

November 2011 - Falling leaves in the Walled Garden.

December 2011 - The Mary Pool in winter.

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Date Tue, 18/10/2011 - 19:35

I checked it didn't say under construction. What a nice way to show your great pictures in monthly form I look forward to novembers and decembers its a date.

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Date Tue, 18/10/2011 - 19:59

what a lovely idea for a blog - some great images and a smashing way to show off Wallington Hall to those of us who have never been

thanks for taking the time to share this with us Smile

gallery ;


still checking on you all every now and again !!!


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Date Tue, 18/10/2011 - 20:04

Some beautiful pics x what a creative idea great imagination x thanks for sharing x

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Date Tue, 18/10/2011 - 20:43

Nice blog....Thanks for showing us it. Well done.


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Date Wed, 19/10/2011 - 07:29

Excellent blog idea - what a great job you have, I'd love to be able to visit somewhere as photogenic as this on such a regular basis. Look forward to seeing some more from the coming months!

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Date Wed, 19/10/2011 - 15:15

Excellent idea for a blog...Enjoyed it very much. Nice pictures and just enough narrative. Look forward to the next episode. Well done

Bob Cairns

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