Herbaceous border

Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley

All photographs from this visit by kind permission of Mr. David Plumridge

Joint visit with the Snods Edge Garden Club to Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley on 10th August 2019. Despite the poor forecast, we enjoyed a dry and mostly sunny afternoon and the rainwear we were wearing was not needed

Photo of the Entrance sign
Part view of the restored farmhouse

A part view of the restored farm house, said to have been occupied by Dick Turpin!

View of house across the lawn

A full view of the house.

Photo of herbaceous border

One of the mixed flower beds.

The long walled herbaceous border.

The long walled herbaceous border.

Members admiring the long border.

Members admiring the long border.

 A lovely large lily.

A lovely large lily.

This is the old farm pond

This is the old farm pond now restored after being filled in. Note the metal bulrush sculptures.

Rita examining development records

Rita perusing the album showing the development of the house and garden.

How compost bins should be!

Photo showing compost bins.

Members Rita and Ann discussing the garden.

Members discussing the garden
A large playhouse

An impressive play house.

Piglets on the bridge

Piglets on the bridge
Large ornamental plant label

Everlasting plant labels as used throughout the garden.

The striking crocosmia stone garden seat.

Stone garden seat
Garden sculpture

One of the impressive garden sculptures.

Enjoying tea and cake after an enjoyable tour of the garden.

Group of people taking refreshments