Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Clovelly Court Gardens - Devon

After leaving Donna's house, we drove a short distance to Clovelly. Our first stop was Clovelly Court Gardens, a classic example of a Victorian kitchen walled garden.

I was very much taken in by the beauty of these gardens. It was like stepping back in time.

Enjoy the tour...























































Can you see the sea in the distance?



























Although the photos give you an idea of what to expect, you have to be there to experience the atmosphere. Alan and I couldn't believe how lucky we were to have the gardens to ourselves. Probably because it was the end of the day, the gardens closed 40 minutes after we left.

My next post will be about our steep walk downhill into Clovelly Village.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

53 comments:

Fleurette said...

Hello my dear Isabelle, Your photos are beautiful and charming for me very interesting!!!
Belle soirée
Bisous du coeur
Fleurette

marigold jam said...

£2 well spent I'd say! Love the pic of the path leading through the gate to the sea.

Jane

Kar said...

Thanks for sharing Suzy. Absolutely gorgeous! That must have been wonderful to have the whole place to yourselves. Lucky!!!!

All things nice... said...

Isabelle,

Wow that looks amazing and only 2pound entry- it's beautiful, love the wild flowers the bluebells and buttercups and also the cute forget-me-nots. It's an amazing place and that church is so pretty, I love churches, on holidays I drag my boyfriend into all the churches we see :) Thanks for sharing, hope your still having good weather over there. Enjoy the rest of the week!

All things nice...

Pea Green Kitty said...

Thank You for that lovely tour.
I adore exploring gardens and this one is particularly beautiful.
x

Lynda said...

oooo dear Isabelle.....looks stunning, gorgeous, lovely, beautifull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the weather was perfect!!!!!!!! Hours of strawling, just you and your hubby ;)......GREAT!!!

Love
Lynda

Bernideen said...

Whatwould be more enchantingthan a walled garden....beautiful!

Lululiz said...

Beautiful, beautiful photographs of a stunning place. I'd love to see it in person.

Desde my ventana said...

Beautiful images and landscape.
Bss

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely pictures of the gardens. That is what I call a lovely afternoon!
Julie xxxxxxxx

Rosie said...

What an absolutely lovely place - all that beauty and the sea as well! Thanks for taking us with you:)

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What a charming and beautiful step back in time. Can you imagine that being your life? So pretty...

di bianco e d'azzurro said...

Hi Isabelle, a wanderful place, with a specially atmosfere!!!
The little curch is very lovely!!!!
See you soon, Annamaria

MARY PERNULA said...

OMG! I justlove these photo's I just want to get my hands on some dirt and play in my greenhouse!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing I had a wonderful time looking at these photo's during my lunch hour. XO MARY

Lisa said...

What a wonderful way to spend £2!
Stunning gardens to wander and lose yourself in for a while.
Lisa x

It's me said...

Isabelle.........this is amazing...............wahat a beautiful pictures !! thamks for share............this week i follow the chelsea flower show do you know that??

Hugs from me.........

Lyn said...

Oh Isabelle, thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us. Some stunning photos in this post.
You had a perfect day and I can't wait to see tomorrows!
Love
Lyn
xxx

topchelseagirl said...

Beautiful photos. I love old greenhouses. Clovelly is so picturesque isn't it, I look forward to seeing your photos.

topchelseagirl said...

Beautiful photos. I just love old greenhouses. Clovelly is so picturesque isn't it, I look forward to seeing your photos.

koralee said...

Your images are all so lovely...thank you for this tour..I could feel the sunshine on my face and hear the birds as I followed along the paths..someday soon I hope to visit your lovely Countryside. xoxoxo

VintageVicki said...

Gorgeous photos :)

Oh the walk down into Clovelly village - my legs ache at the memory. Worth it for the pasties by the harbour though.

Heloise said...

Beautiful garden and photographs, it looks so peaceful.

Lori said...

oh, it certainly is lovely there...thank you for taking us along for a tour:) now, i am going back to look at your gorgeous sofa again!!!

winnibriggs said...

What a fabulous post and gorgeous pictures. I would love to go there! Perhaps one day!

bellaboo said...

I thought your photos captured the spirit of the place beautifully! I shall look forward to the Clovelly village ones.I remember that long walk on the cobbles!

Bellaboo :0)

Blondie's Journal said...

I so enjoyed this tour, Isabelle. How I'd love to visit myself!! I especially liked the wildflowers!

xoxo
Jane

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Isabelle!
Gorgeous gardens! I LOVE that blue door set in the stone....scrumptious!
Thanks for bringing us along!
:)

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Isabelle, how enchanting. I'd love to roam there for days with a book in hand. Thank you for posting these. I love the house as well. It reminds me of a slightly grander version of my Grandmother's house in the midlands. Hope your week is a happy one. xx

The English Writer said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous. I;ve never been, but from what I've seen I'd love to. Thank you for sharing, Karen x

Sarah said...

What great value for money, for such a fantastic place!
We went to Clovelly a couple of years ago, but didn't do the court gardens - I wish we had now.
Thanks for sharing.
x

Ragged Roses said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos, they are really lovely. What a wonderful place, I'd love to get there one day.
Kimx

sittingohsopretty said...

Wonderful photos!I want to go there!!!!!! Looks like such a beautiful place to visitxxxxx

Florence and Mary said...

I can imagine Peter Rabbit hopping around those gardens!

Victoria x

ZAIRA said...

A dream place!! I like that you show us these spots of English life. It's like being there too.

xoxo Zaira

fee~bee said...

Lovely photos and what a great place to visit thanks for sharing

Clare said...

Oh Isabelle how funny we did the same thing after Donna's! We spent a wonderful day wandering down the steep hill and on the harbourside..so beautiful! Donna said it was very Enid Blyton and it certainly was!

Sylvia said...

Thanks for guiding, Isabelle !
You've taken gorgeous photos, these gardens are so beautiful !
Best wishes,
Sylvia

Dogwood said...

Those photos are so beautiful! I love that place. I do hope to get there some day!!! I love the flowers. The building are so wonderful. Well, it is all fabulous.

Madelief said...

Hi Isabelle,

Such a beautiful garden you visited! I have been scrolling through your pictures several times. Wish I had a garden like that so close to the sea. I especially like the last photo. Now I am going to read your other post, seem to have missed that one!

Happy thursday!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Enitram said...

It's really a lovely place! It's was a beatiful walk!!!
Thank you very much to share your photos with us!
See you again!!!!

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Wonderful pictures, how pretty the Spring gardens are at this time of year. £2.00 entry is a real bargain and how lucky you were to have them to yourselves.

Andi's English Attic said...

My mum loves Clovelly, although there's no way she could walk up that hill now. I think I've been once. Nice photos. xx

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Fågel Blå said...

Hello!
I loved your photos!
So beautiful!
I hope your weekend be nice!
many hugs from me!
Kathrine

Mélanie A. said...

What a beautiful area . Wonderful pics,it seems spring is there

Torie Jayne said...

Such a pretty garden, thanks for sharing all your lovely pics!
Have a sweet day!

THORNWOODS AT HOME said...

Hello Isabelle,

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I love yours to!!!

Wonderful pictures!

Kind regards from Holland

Monique

Donna said...

Beautiful photos, they really capture the beauty of the place. Next time you come I shall send you to Hartland Abbey, just a few miles further on x

Desde my ventana said...

Happy weekend to you,
Cecilia

Villa Klaraberg said...

These gardens looks absolutely gorgeous, thanks for the tour Isabelle! I wish you a great weekend! Kind Regards, Jorunn

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Isabelle
What beautiful photographs - I would love an original Victorian greenhouse like the ones in your pictures - looks a lovely peaceful place to visit in the most wonderful countryside.
Love
Jo xx
PS Have a great weekend x

LiLi M. said...

Bonsoir Isabelle, this is close to paradise, at least on your gorgeous photos! I would love to go there one day. Blogging means extending your bucket list every moment! Your French sofa from the previous post is absolutely stunning! As the penalty sign in the post before that. I remember Donna's house from a post last year, it still is so beautiful, like walking in a dream I suppose. Have a lovely weekend!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Gosh Isabelle, how lovely they are!
I didn't even know they were there. The green house is amazing, it all is, I have to go there!

Sarah x