Monday, 7 May 2012

Consall Hall Gardens

Pretty as a Picture
(Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 25mm, 1/500s @ f6.3)
Consall Hall Gardens has been progressively landscaped over the past 53 years by the planning of one man, William Podmore OBE. Mr. Podmore is an enthusiastic landscape photographer and doesn't claim to be a gardener. The landscaping has been done to provide a series of "perfect" vistas from various points around the gardens. This view was taken from the "Camera Obscura" and shows the Folly and, in the distance, the Cottage. All the buildings, seats and shelters together with six lakes have been incorporated into the gardens to enhance the views. This is all the more remarkable because the garden was developed on the site of former coal and ironstone workings. The gardens are very well worth a visit and are open on Sundays and Wednesdays from Easter to October.

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