I have already done a couple of posts about the gardens called The Newt that we visited last week. Today I want to show you a little more of the detail that we noticed on our visit. The attention to detail and the craftsmanship is quite evident around the site. This picture shows the intricate work and patterns even in all the gutter grids.
The apple symbol reflects the importance of this fruit in the garden. When the garden is open fully there are daily apple pressing demonstrations. Home produced apple juice and cider is on sale to add to your preordered picnic. The nucleus of everything apple is in the egg shaped Parabola where a maze of apple trees consists of 250 varieties. The trees have been trained into shapes as young saplings either around frames or fanned against the walls.
You can see from the following pictures that espaliers of young apple trees are trained all around the exterior walls and interior walls of the Parabola.
The stonework in the walls, paths and features has all been immaculately constructed. The ironwork is the creation of truly skilled craftsmen. Look carefully at this gate. Can you see the hand incorporated in the ironwork of the hinge?
Then lastly here are a couple more items for the SPSH. Who can identify this tree? It’s leaves just about qualify for No. 8 A leaf longer than my hand. (Fortunately my hands are quite small!)
The social distancing queue system for picking up your picnic speaks without words for a rule that we are rapidly becoming familiar with and is my first find for No. 7 Something that displays a rule.