Sunday, 24 August 2014

A walk around the gardens at Plas Newydd.......................................................

Last weekend on our whirlwind visit to North Wales we visited Plas Newydd.
A link to the National Trust website here: Plas Newydd

This is the first view of the house you see as you approach it from the car park.

The front of the house looks over the Menai Strait to the mountains of Snowdonia.

Looking up the Menai Strait towards Robert Stephensons Britannia Bridge. (Mandys image)

The Italianate-style summer terrace was a blaze of colour.

Mandy admiring the flowers... this shot shows the scale of the borders.

The flower border on the other side of the terrace was a much cooler white and blue.

I love the sound of running water in a garden.

We spotted a Wall Brown butterfly basking in the sunshine.

Mandy also got a shot of it over my shoulder... :-)
It was our first visit to Plas Newydd... we definitely be going back.

Our World Tuesday and Skywatch Friday

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the gardens are gorgeous, but i loved those vines on the walls!

TexWisGirl said...

btw, a good woman always looks over her man's shoulder. ;)

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous gardens.

Laloofah said...

These are so lovely! Looks like you had a beautiful day for your visit. I had to chuckle at your referring to that posh dwelling as a "house." No man, I live in a house. That's a freaking palace. :-)

Love the beautiful gardens (and their pretty butterfly visitor) - my favorite being those stunning, blooming Italian terraces!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Very nice. I would enjoy a visit there.

Fun60 said...

Those are beautiful borders. Good old NT.

Karen said...

Great images you two! What a grand place, love that fountain!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful gardens Andrew.
A great trip.

eileeninmd said...

A lovely garden, beautiful photos. I love the butterfly, great capture. Have a happy week!

Magia da Inês said...

。.✿✿°°
Fotos lindíssimas... essa foto da borboleta é uma preciosidade.
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
♡♡彡

Felicia said...

a beautiful place for sure. gorgeous images of that wonderful house.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots of the grounds!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous property! You have some lovely shots here.

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place and gorgeous captures as well!! The colors and flowers are breathtaking, Andrew!! Thank you for sharing the beauty!!

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent sky shot and gorgeous photos of a magical place ~

artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like an amazing location! Great photos, thanks for the tour.

RNSANE said...

What a lovely setting with such beautiful vistas. Looks like something from a romance novel. I can see why you want to return.

Marie said...

Oh my! Oh MY! I want to go!!!! Love Wales, and have never been. Visited Ireland once and I remember that gorgeous vine that turns so bright in the fall growing on many buildings. What an amazing house and gardens!!!!!