Took a walk around Mount Stewart this morning with my wife to clear my head.
This is a National Trust Property on the Ards Peninsula in County Down. As you park up you over look Strangford Lough.
This beautiful house is surrounded by stunning gardens and a lake ringed by mature trees.
I loved this new fence screen they had erected beside the path. It would make a great backdrop for trees.
This big eucalyptus was eye catching with it’s flaking bark.
The grounds also contained many interesting Pines of many unusual varieties.
This big Wellingtonia is one of my favourite trees.
and another one.
Some stunning views around the lake.
This Bald Cypress might interest my Floridian friends
I also liked this Maple Group. You could nearly pop it into pot right now!
A few others that caught the eye.
A bit of recent jinning in an old Cedar canopy.
The gardens beside the house are more formal but just as beautiful.
I spotted this very old Yew that is just begging to be dug out and given a little bit of TLC, by me
Some very old Dwarf Rhoddies and Azaleas in the formal garden would also be going home with me if I had a say in it.
Like everywhere else in the UK, Mount Stewart showed signs of hardship over the Winter months. This big Myrtle was dead and the Rhododendron has lost its whole top.
Some nice bark.
Spotted this Kiwi Friut tree, or is it a vine? Not sure. Fruit starting to develope.
Well worth a visit if you are in the area. I’m a NT member so I can pop in whenever I like