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Kent, England: Walmer Castle Gardens

After the incredible seaview in St Magaret’s Bay, let’s discover the fantastic of  Walmer Castle. I feel being in “Alice in Wonderland”! My favorite garden (picture above), “The Oval Lawn”, with really old trees is a great place for reading, next to “Broadwalk”, a beautiful alley (picture below and picture 3). Each garden is amazing, offering a particular atmosphere. A magic and beautiful and relaxing! 

Picture 5 :The Kitchen Garden“. In the background, you can find in the eastern glasshouse many different plants and ferns (picture below). A pleasure for the eyes.

Last picture : a  kind of paradise, one single amchair lost in the middle of a unique greenery… And the road movie continues, next stop : Sandwich!

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For more informations : English Heritage, www.english-heritage.org.uk & Visit Kent, www.visitkent.co.uk


Kent, Angleterre: Walmer Castle, les jardins

Après un vivifant bol d’embruns à St Magaret’s Bay, voici un magnifique bain de verdure : les fameux jardins de Walmer Castle. On se croirait dans “Alice au Pays des Merveilles”! Mon jardin préféré (photo ci-dessus), “The Oval Lawn” (la pelouse ovale), où l’on trouve les arbres les plus anciens et un superbe et fantasque taillis comme séparation avec le “Broadwalk” (photo ci-dessous et photo 3). D’un jardin à l’autre, on va de surprise en surpise, d’un univers et d’une ambiance à l’autre. C’est un peu magique, très beau et apaisant!

Photo 5 :The Kitchen Garden” (le potager). Dans le fond, la serre emplie de différentes variétés de plantes et fougères (photos ci-dessous). Un régal pour les yeux.

Dernière photo :  le petit coin de paradis, un fauteuil perdu dans un jardin “nature”, le jardin anglais tel qu’on se l’imagine… Le road movie continue, prochain arrêt Sandwich

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Informations pratiques : English Heritage, www.english-heritage.org.uk & Visit Kent, www.visitkent.co.uk


Kent, England: Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle, a castle by the sea.  Time for culture, after the nature break in St Margaret’s Bay. Don’t expect me to show you the whole castle! You’d better have a look at the great brochure edited by the English Heritage. Here some lifestyle details I’ve noticed or liked in this famous castle, built in 1539 as  an artillery fort. Since then many famous people lived in, including the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and the late Queen Mother. Pictures 2 & 3 : the superb perspective of the corridor crossing the castle. This corridor was created by William Pitt the Younger who lived many years in Walmer Castle. He was a Prime Minister in the 18th century. 

Picture 4 : in the room dedicated to William Pitt the Younger, this unusual leather-covered library chair seems so uncomfortable! Picture 5 : print of the Queen Victoria’s profil and that of the Prince Consort among flowers.

Picture 6 : this heavy metal door leads to the castle’s courtyard. But definitely I prefer the amazingly beautiful gardens and the incredible view to the sea! Follow me there in my next post…

Informations : English Heritage, www.english-heritage.org.uk & Visit Kent, www.visitkent.co.uk

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