Sunday, 8 April 2012

Toby Robson is working on Restoring the Tyntesfield Orangery

Tyntesfield is a National Trust property near Bristol, it celebrates 10 years of Trust ownership and is their largest conservation project.
It has a wonderful garden, and a stunning orangery still being restored. It was very exciting to discover that Toby Robson, who took part in Open Studios in the Beehive last year, is helping restore the orangery.
Here it is from a distance and below close up:
Isn't it spectacular? To see more of Toby's work, visit: www.blackandwhitecasting.co.uk
While we're looking at the buildings, here's the house itself, described as 'flamboyant' in the NT literature.

 In the walled garden, the tulips were at their best, a day sooner or later and they would not have been so beautifully perfect.
And here are a couple of close ups of my favourite tulips.
 'Lilac Time' and 'Blueberry Ripple'
The espaliered fruit trees were in flower:
And my favourite Pelargonium ardens in the first greenhouse on the left as you enter the garden in front of the orangery was checked for life, and although I got too close to it, you can see the vibrancy of the colours of the flowers:
    Although my P.ardens doesn't look like this, the Streptocarpus below looks good.
 And my 3 Clivia plants are performing well.
To find out more about Tyntesfield, visit: www.nationaltrust.co.uk

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