Wallington Hall was first built in 1688. It has been home to many generations of the Blackett and Trevelyan families. The house is to be found in a formal landscape setting containing lawns, lakes, parkland and woodland. Visitors can walk around the grounds and gardens and look around the magnificent House.
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Views around the grounds - 24/10/2012
After the successful Food and Craft Festival here at Wallington, last weekend. I was expecting to help clear up in the Courtyard. The double marquee had gone and the only things left on the grass were the wooden boards for the tents. All of the catering units were gone and all you could see were the marks on the grass, where they had been sited.
The contrast in the weather could not have been more different. The weekend was fine, sunny and warm which brought over 20000 visitors to the Festival. Today was grey cloudy and damp. A few visitors had braved the wet weather to visit the House and Walled Garden.
East Lawn was my project for the day. The trees are shedding their leaves very quickly now and I was instructed how to use a petrol leaf blower to tackle the large area covered by the fallen leaves. It certainly is a lot quicker than a rake! I managed to clear a large area and collect and dump the leaves in amongst the trees. One thing is certain? It will be covered again tomorrow!!!!!
I took the following photographs before I started work this morning: