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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 18th December, 2014)

Walled Gardens


Walled Gardens
Bottom walled garden, Haigh Hall.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax k100D)
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Comment by: alan on 18th December 2014 at 00:01

Where's the wall ?

Comment by: David on 18th December 2014 at 00:15

Lovely colours Ron. I kept meaning to go to have a look in the Walled Gardens during autumn but never got chance. Thanks for sending this in.

Comment by: Janet (FL ) on 18th December 2014 at 03:08

Thanks Ron, I loved the 'Walled Garden, I always wanted a walled garden of my own :-)

Comment by: Mick on 18th December 2014 at 08:03

One of the walled gardens is now growing fruit and veg, last year I even saw some grapes growing.

http://www.wiganallotmentnetwork.org.uk/casestudy_haigh.php

Comment by: Maureen on 18th December 2014 at 09:30

That's a very pretty picture Ron..lovely colours.

Comment by: Ron D on 18th December 2014 at 10:15

Mick The top garden is only open on a Thursday,and when available produce is on sale to the public. Volunteers do the work of making the sort of garden that was there originally.

Comment by: Giovanni on 18th December 2014 at 10:36

As Alan says Where's the wall?
All I can see is wrought iron fencing no brickwork at all!

Comment by: Ron D on 18th December 2014 at 13:01

Allan ,Giovanni,put your clogs on and go for a walk around there.

Comment by: aitch on 18th December 2014 at 13:32

Never mind the veiled remarks Ron, its not often i comment, but that is a really nice shot

Comment by: Julie Bateman on 18th December 2014 at 13:52

Lovely picture Ron it always cheers me up when pictures of haigh hall are shown.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 18th December 2014 at 14:22

Nice photo. Been in the Plantations this morning. Lovely even in the rain but the litter....oh dear!

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th December 2014 at 15:40

One of my favourite places; it's so special there.

Comment by: David - Wigan ex pat. on 18th December 2014 at 16:45

I miss the splendour of the plantation and Haigh Hall. I last visited about 25 years ago , just before I moved away.

Comment by: david on 18th December 2014 at 17:02

A walled garden means an enclosed garden.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 18th December 2014 at 19:39

Lovely picture.....lovely colours.

Comment by: Dostaf on 18th December 2014 at 21:01

Some of the uprights on that wall are made from 15" gauge railway lines.

Comment by: John Brown on 21st December 2014 at 12:18

A lovely picture Ron.

Comment by: Giovanni on 21st December 2014 at 13:17

No clogs for me Ron D.
A pair of TIMBERLAND BOOTS & A JACK WOLFSKIN WAXED COAT for my winter walks!

Comment by: Louey on 17th February 2016 at 00:51

Remember walking down here but it was raining hard so we sheltered under the trees, then we walked on when it stopped. We had a good laugh. Can't remember when it was.

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