Oakfield Park Upper Garden

A third post on Oakfield Park, near Raphoe, Co. Donegal, this time with images from the upper gardens.

See also

https://aidymcglynn.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/oakfield-park-lower-garden/

and

https://aidymcglynn.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/oakfield-park-swans/

IMG_5325donesmall
A pond in the upper gardens, with the “Nymphaeum” and the main house at the top of the hill.

IMG_5285donesmall
Just outside the walled garden at the house. The garden is open, but the house itself is private.

IMG_5225small
Inside the walled garden.

IMG_5229small
Sculpture in the walled garden.

IMG_5229aasmall

IMG_5271small
Flowers in the walled garden.

IMG_5270asmall

IMG_5251donesmall

IMG_5244donesmall

IMG_5238donesmall

IMG_5236donesmall

IMG_5223small

IMG_5221donesmall
Another sculpture in the walled garden.

IMG_5292donesmall
Looking down to the “Nymphaeum” from near the house.

IMG_5294small

IMG_5308donesmall

IMG_5312asmall
A wonderfully gnarled old tree.

IMG_5324donesmall
The paddock.

IMG_5330donesmall
Bluebells in the “Backwoods”.

IMG_5341small

IMG_5331donesmall
A glimpse of the “Nymphaeum” through the trees. The huge lower bough on this tree has to be supported by a metal post.

IMG_5351small
A last look at the “Nymphaeum” as we exited the woods.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s