Spring flowers are here!

The first of the woodland spring flowers are appearing in Ashwick Grove.

Ashwick Grove House

The former residence of John Billingsley (1747 – 1811),  was last lived occupied in 1937.    What remains now is rapidly crumbling away to rubble.

Dark Arch

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+.

Pure Folly

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.