One of the stained glass windows in the main hall of the house.
A small stained glass window in the Chapel.
1 April 2012
Our spring 2012 visit
The western part of the manor. This part of the property is not normally open to visitors as it is a 14 bed holiday let. However, for this weekend only visitors were allowed to look round inside. A very nice place for a large family gathering.
The southern aspect of the manor.
Anyone for croquet?
29 March 2014
Through the manor and down the path to the dovecote.
Snake's head fritillary. I was after a back lit shot here.
You could almost imagine that there was an electric bulb in these.
In this final shot I was trying to convey the movement in the heads as they bobbed around in the breeze.
4 April 2015
Our first visit of 2015 to see the springtime flowers. There were many signs of blooms just waiting to show their colours. These bright yellow flowers are on the Mahonia.
The Manor and Chapel.
There were several Magnolias about to burst into flower.
This is our favourite part of the garden in spring. It is left like a meadow with long grass and spring bulbs.
Snake's head fritillary, daffodils and cowslips.
The light was a bit subdued but the gardens still looked very cheerful.
I could not resist another shot of one of my favourite flowers. Snake's head fritillary.
The Manor House from the bottom of the topiary garden.
The Manor House through the avenue of pollarded lime trees.
25 May 2015
The courtyard behind the main hall.
The pathway through the topiary to the dovecote.
A real old cottage garden feel in this corner of the garden.
A view not normally seen across the gardens to the house.
Cow Parsley in the wild meadow garden. This is our favourite garden at Lytes Cary. The fritillaries have now finished.
The Manor House from across the garden hedge.
Our first visit of 2016. Daffodils in the wild meadow garden.
Newly trimmed topiary.
Tulips looking very colourful.
The wild meadow garden was closed off on this visit.
For the first time we walked through the field beyond the dovecote which gave us a new perspective on the house and dovecote.
It is always tricky getting the sky exposure correct in the afternoon. I must try a morning visit next time.