Tag Archives: Wimpole Hall

Wordless Wednesday – Daffodils: A visual antidote

Wimpole Hall is owned by the National Trust. In a statement about the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday 17 March 2020 the National Trust said that … Although Wimpole Hall, Farm, restaurant, visitor welcome, shops are now closed until further notice, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Decked Halls and Stiff-legged Reindeer @WimpoleEstateNT

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Happy Christmas!

At Wimpole Hall, near Cambridge, the Reindeer Road is once again set up to welcome visitors to the gardens. If you take a walk along the winding bark-chip path through the Pleasure Grounds down to the Walled Garden and Home … Continue reading

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Getting to the heart (of the Heartnut)

Today I was following up on an enquiry about some of the old varieties of walnuts growing at Wimpole*, when I accidently discovered that the heartnuts (Juglans ailanthifolia var. cordiformis) growing in the courtyard are falling to the ground. I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Incandencence and the bees

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Wordless Wednesday – Too much kohl and bling?

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The Many Faces of the Walnut – Up close and personal

The walnut trees are flowering now. You might blink and miss the event though. The dangling male catkins don’t last all that long, especially if the wind gets up at all. The female flowers are tiny, opening at the ends … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – 01/04/2015 – Gone home

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Reflections on Wood

Last year the National Trust at Wimpole Hall commisioned an artist to develop a number of sculptures for the Pleasure Grounds under the title: ‘Reflections’. Theo Gayer-Anderson (sculptor and stone conservator) was successful. He worked with the gardeners/foresters over a … Continue reading

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Stumperies and Stickeries

Deep in the Pleasure Grounds at Wimpole, in a neglected corner of the shrubbery, there are some interesting architectural structures being developed to encourage the local fauna and improve insect diversity. One of these is a Victorian stumpery and at … Continue reading

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