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Snowdrops at Hopton Hall

By pentaxpatty
Hello from a lovely sunny day in Yorkshire

Thank you all for the lovely comments , votes , a special thank you to Jos, and Isabel for their lovely user awards, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the sheep photographs.

I have had a lovely day out to Hopton Hall, to see the lovely snowdrops.

Hopton Hall, dating back to 1414, lies on the edge of the White Peak National Park. In the 1400s Hopton Hall boasted an estate of 3,700 acres, some of which now stands under the Carsington Reservoir.

Spencer our Manager, has virtually restored the formal gardens and created many new and interesting features including the 1 acre walled garden in which we have planted over 2000 roses in 40 individual beds surrounded by 5000 neatly trimmed box plants.
After much dedicated hard work, we have added a Laburnum Tunnel and a number of walks, the Beech, Badger and Spring walks: a small Arboretum and Pinetum have been created as well as the generation of two small ponds and a wildlife lake.
Follow the 2 km of meandering paths along the croquet lawn & rosewalk, around 2 ornamental ponds leading to the wildlife lake, Arboretum, Laburnum tunnel, Birch Avenue and more, creating a wonderful Summer Spectacular with visual surprises at each corner.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.

Have a lovely evening

Love and light Patty xxSmileSmile



Tags: Nature Derbyshire Walks Sigma lens Snowdrops Days out Wildlife and nature Pentax K5 Hopton Hall Febrary

Voters: CarolG, TrevBatWCC, ddolfelin and 34 more

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
10 Feb 2016 4:31PM
Truly a sight for sore eyes, Patty Smile
10 Feb 2016 4:33PM

Quote:Truly a sight for sore eyes, Patty Smile
Thank you Carol, it was a delightful day out.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
10 Feb 2016 4:35PM
So nice to see the flowers, er, flowering! Grin Three delightful images here, Patty Smile Sounds a really interesting place to visit Smile
Trev Smile
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
10 Feb 2016 4:40PM
Snowdrops here and snow forecast too.
Whoopee! Not.

Good picture, Patty.
10 Feb 2016 4:47PM

Quote:Snowdrops here and snow forecast too.
Whoopee! Not.

Good picture, Patty.

Snow forecast here too, but such a lovely time to see the snowdrops , warm too Smile
10 Feb 2016 4:48PM
Beautiful flowers
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2016 5:20PM
Seems we've all got a snow forecast, even down here. A wonderful looking sight Patricia, love the wider view.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2016 5:27PM
Wonderful image Patty, My Muscari are in flower they are way too early saw my first crocus in flower today Grin Grin

Ali Grin
10 Feb 2016 5:41PM

Quote:Wonderful image Patty, My Muscari are in flower they are way too early saw my first crocus in flower today Grin Grin

Ali Grin

It was wonderful there, I have a couple of crocus in flower, they look a little droopy though
10 Feb 2016 5:53PM
Beautiful shots on this lovely day, Like the aconites in V3 too.
Sylvia
10 Feb 2016 5:58PM
A very cheery image with that lovely ray of Light shining through Patty, smashing !

John Smile
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2016 6:43PM
Three lovely images Patty. V3 my favourite

Ade
A lovely set of spring images Patty, beautiful light on the snowdrops in V1 and interesting info.
Carol
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
10 Feb 2016 7:21PM
Super shot, Patty. It must be a fabulous place to visit.
10 Feb 2016 7:23PM
These are so lovely Patty. So pretty. Cathy
10 Feb 2016 8:27PM
Three wonderful and pleasant images.
Effrossini
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2016 8:47PM
Terrific shots of these beautiful blooms
Ju
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2016 9:16PM
Three great images Patty, looks a great placeGrinGrinGrin

Cliff
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2016 1:02AM
What a lovely variety of snowdrop Patty and the property sounds wonderful.
Kate Grin
ColleenA Plus
8 470 7 Australia
11 Feb 2016 5:50AM
So pretty ...glad you had a lovely day out
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2016 8:16AM
Super image and very beautiful Patty! GrinGrinGrin
Isabel
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2016 10:36AM
lovely spring images all three are beautiful Patty.GrinGrinGrin
jo
11 Feb 2016 10:47AM
Lovely white flowers midst the green , but my favorite is of course the last one , yellow , surprise , surprise ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile - Very good , Patty. --- Jukka.

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