Gardens visited – Ickworth

Ickworth is a National Trust property near Bury St Edmunds. The day we chose to visit there was an event going on and it was really busy. We don’t usually do busy but we parked the car in the reserve car park and headed towards the house and garden.

We are garden people and very rarely go into the house that may be attached to a garden we want to see. Looking back I think this house would be worth a visit but we only went in the gardens. We had Lewis with us, it was 2007 and we decided to whizz around the garden separately while the other held the pooch and avoided the crowds watching a re-enacted skirmish……

The gardens are described as Italianate. The building structure and light colour is used to its fullest against the dark green topiary.

We do like a bit of topiary but I certainly am a cottage garden fan so this wasn’t high on my repeat visit list but it was stunning. Glad we got a sunny day where the backdrop of the architecture leant itself so well to the blue sky and green of the garden.

At the front of the house was a herbaceous border and I got just one blurry shot of a daisy.

So there we go. Ickworth. And of course one towards my 100.