The first of the woodland spring flowers are appearing in Ashwick Grove.
First of the Primroses in a Woodland setting
Primroses in Grassland, with far more flowers than those in woodland
One of several groups of Wild Daffodil in Ashwick Grove
Is it a mouse that is eating the bottom of the flowers of the Wild Daffodils
Clump of Primroses in Ashwick Grove
Wild Daffodil in full flower at the top of Ashwick Grove
Sheets of Snowdrops in Ashwick Grove
Primroses in flower amongst Snowdrops, Wild daffodils and probably Bluebells latter
This Sheet of Snowdrops is approx. twice the size framed here in Ashwick Grove
The former residence of John Billingsley (1747 – 1811), was last lived occupied in 1937. What remains now is rapidly crumbling away to rubble.
Ashwick Grove House was said to have fine gardens, but little evidence remains.
The Lime and Yew trees planted in the gardens are now very mature
Remains of the Garden Walls of Ashwick Grove House
Entrance from the Garden to the back of Ashwick Grove House
Towards the top of Ashwick Grove are two lines of four Yew trees, that now form a dark Arch, almost completely covered in thick Moss.
Local knowledge says these were originally maintained as two lines of Yew Topiary, but they have grown and changed dramatically over the past 100 years+.
The former two lines of Yew topiary now form a wide dark arch
One of the two rows of four Yew trees
Spreading branches of the Yew
Moss hanging from every Yew
The Yew trees are covered in a thick layer of surreal moss
Towards the top of the Ashwick Grove valley is a Folly set just above the track to Ashwick Grove House. It would have formed a Garden feature to welcome and impress visitors to the main house.