Friday 8 June 2012

Temple Newsam Rhododendron Walk

I mentioned in my last post that we visited Temple Newsam last Saturday. It's a place we often go as there's lots of space to give Archie a good walk and run, as well as having plenty to offer us too.

In one of my previous posts about Temple Newsam, I mentioned that a popular feature is the Rhododendron Walk. These bloom in May and June and were absolutely stunning when we visited last weekend.

There's all different colours intermingled with each other.

The Rhododendron Walk takes you right along the lake, and you can see that more are planted on the other side too.

Archie enjoys the wide open spaces that Temple Newsam has to offer. He enjoys being let off his lead and having a good run, but we have to be careful when we're near the lake otherwise he'll jump straight in, he loves water.

I love that Temple Newsam has so much to offer, we often don't see many aspects of it. We don't very often walk around the back of the house, but we did on Saturday. The gardens here consist of formal flower beds with box, yew and beech hedges.

There's a couple of wonderful laburnum arbours in the garden too.

If you're in the area, I can thoroughly recommend a trip to Temple Newsam, and if you visit within the next couple of weeks, you'll be able to see the rhododendrons in all their glory. Well, that's if the rain ever stops.


  1. It looks like the ideal place, especially at this time of year with the rhododenrons in full flower. Flighty xx

  2. Those are spectacular! What a lovely place to visit.

  3. I love the photo of Archie - he's got a great big smile on his face! Jx

  4. It looks beautiful.If ever it stops raining I might get to go!

  5. I havn't been to Temple Newsam for a couple of years, not since first moving to Leeds. I'd forgotten how lovely it is, thanks for reminding me to pay it a visit.

  6. Those colours just sing out at you don't they. It all looks very beautiful. I like the fact Eleanor is wearing a matching colour top too!
    Lisa x

  7. Hello - how nice to meet another Leeds blogger! We nearly visited Temple Newsham on yesterday but the rain put us off. Shame, as I've not been for years and your photos are lovely. Gillian x

  8. Wow! Can't say that we have anything like that - too hot and dry in our desert climate. Now, if I were in Oregon, they have gorgeous roses year round.

  9. Hi Jo,
    Just catching up with your posts.
    Yorkshire looks so pretty. Must plan a visit some time. I love places like Haworth.

    How exciting that you saw one of the Jubilee beacons lit. That must have been really special.
    Mr Sft and I enjoyed our long weekend together too.

    The Rhododendron Walk is spectacular. Thank you for the photos. The close ups are AMAZING!

    Sft x

  10. Wow - lovely place and really nice photos, how lucky you are to have a place like that near enough to visit, if I am ever in the area its on my wish list to visit, thank you for the pictures
    Helen x

  11. Fabulous photos - we loved Temple Newsham. Whereabouts are you staying in Cornwall? xxxxx

  12. Thank you for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them.

    Gillian - Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Yes, it's nice to meet another blogger from Leeds. I enjoy seeing places on blogs which I recognise.

    Diane - We're staying in a lodge just outside Bude. We went to the same place last year and enjoyed it so much that we're going back.

  13. What a lovely place, those rhododendrons are amazing! xx

  14. They were stunning, Debbie. I don't think my photos do them justice.