Thursday, 7 June 2012

Sidcup Place (Mansion House and Gardens)

A short distance from where I live is Sidcup Place which is a Grade II listed mansion house built c1750 and owned by English Heritage. It is currently used as a restaurant and pub.
 It has a pretty walled garden adjoining the house which has free access (this photo was taken a few weeks earlier).

 When I walked through last week the roses were beginning to bloom and the scent was lovely in the warmth of the sun.

Pretty purple Alliums punctuating the greenery.

 Close by is a private house which I often pass and admire. I love its quirkiness, the sage green door, the twisted topiary bushes either side of the doorway, the picket fence and its restrained but attractive planting. The Lavender lining the pathway will look very pretty when it flowers in a few weeks time.
These attractive Alliums caught my eye in the front garden.

A bit further along these pretty pink rock roses were growing through a front garden and tumbling onto the pavement. 
It's lovely to walk around and be surrounded by so many pretty flowers at the moment.


  1. My what a lovely place to take a daily walk. Pleasant for the nose as well as the eyes. I guess that is the reward for all the rain you have in the UK. Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for following. I'm looking forward to visiting often and enjoying your beautiful photography. Have a wonderful weekend, Connie :)

  2. Hi Jacqui! What a beautiful place! Love the mansion, and all the brick. Those pretty pink rock roses are so neat. I have never seen them before. Have a most lovely weekend! xo Heather

  3. What a beautiful house! Thanks for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment on my dining room and kitchen. These kitchens do get a bit grubby don't they ? I've been having a lovely, lazy holiday so I'm getting well rested now!

    S x

  4. How lovely to see the the flowers in the sunshine, the manor house looks very interesting, I love the history of these old buildings, imagining how people used to live, still raining here hope it cheers up soon.
    Thea x

  5. Hello sweet Jacqui, I enjoyed this beautiful walk with you! I am so happy you have such a lovely place to walk and so many pretty flowers blooming to enjoy! Both of these homes are gorgeous! The pink rock roses are really stunning, and my favorite color too! :) I hope you have a beautiful weekend dear friend! Much love, Paula xo

  6. What a lovely house and garden! And I love the sage green door on that second house, with the lavender along the path.
    Happy birthday to your daughter, too!