Despite or because of the very changeable June weather, the blooms in the gardens surrounding Packwood House were in superb condition, indeed thanks to water, sun and warmth. This can be said not just of some but, without doubt, of all varieties!
The Management and technical skills to achieve this are to be envied and copied by other esteemed National Trust properties.
The site has been greatly improved in the last two years with a large Visitor Centre with aspiring café – simple basic food but well prepared and presented for a lunch out in the country. There are also two shops for your souvenirs and keepsakes.
The buildings themselves are full of character and in superb condition and the drive through the countryside to get there (after maybe easily approaching from the M42 or M40) reawakens your countryside appreciation.
If you’ve been before and been mildly entertained, do go now and be mightily impressed. But visit soon, blooms don’t last forever and can be battered in a day by the British stormy weather we are having.
Below is a gallery of photos I took.
Article by Geoff Caine
As usual, to view photos:
1. View a larger version of a single image in a separate page – Right Click on the image then Left Click on “Open link in new tab” or “Open link in new window”.
2. Display an enlarged gallery – Left Click on an image – use the large side arrows to move between images – Left Click outside an image or press ESC to close the enlarged gallery
Gallery 1 – The Buildings
The doors at Packwood are so characterful…
Gallery 2 – The Blooms