National Trust UK in Pictures

Sizergh Castle Kendal in Pictures

Sizergh Castle, Kendal, Cumbria, National Trust UK

Sizergh castle is a National Trust maintained property on the edge on the lake district in Cumbria North West UK . It is an enjoyable and largely unpretentious place to visit, set within a lush green and verdant landscape. The castle is still inhabited by the Strickland family who have been in residence for over 750 years.

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One of my favorite things about Sizergh is the spread and drama created by the  Erigeron growing between and into the steps and walls. It lends a sense of mystery and fantasy to the whole place.

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Percy the scarecrow

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Limestone garden wonderful very oriental feel to this space and full of the most wonderful collection of Acers

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I love these weathered and worn limestone steps

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Dramatic Rodgersia  foliage beside water works so well

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Erythronium, Trout Lily

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Exquisite combination of Rodgersia, Astilbe, Acers and ferns with water lilies in foreground pond.

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Very dramatic use of pathway cut through wild flower meadow

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Simple yet elegant oak gates

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11 Comments

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    Kara Guppy
    April 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

    You have a great eye for a photo, it looks like a stunning place to visit. The stairs photo is my favourite – stunning

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      info@dkgardendesign.co.uk
      April 13, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Hi Kara
      your comments and gratefully received and glad you like the pictures. I will be posting a few more National Trust blogs in the next few days 🙂

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    Grant R
    April 11, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    These are simply beautiful photos. You really know how to frame a pic 🙂

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      info@dkgardendesign.co.uk
      April 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Hi Grant Thank you for your kind comments and glad you like the pictures 🙂

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    Idaintyit
    April 12, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I have never seen or heard of a trout lilly, they are gorgeous! I like how you have just done this post in pictures with minimal explanations as places this stunning don’t really need much to be said as the pictures speak for themselves, absolutely beautiful place

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    Steph
    April 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    What beautiful photographs. I live in the Western Lake district and you’ve done a fantastic job of showcasing the natural beauty here x

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      info@dkgardendesign.co.uk
      April 13, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks you for your very generous comments and glad you like the pictures. I took them during a visit last year and hope to return this year 🙂

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    Dean of Little Steps
    April 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve never been to castle Kendal though we’ve visited Cumbria long time ago. Would love to visit, especially since we are also National Trust members. Love your photos!

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      info@dkgardendesign.co.uk
      April 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Hi thank for comments. It one of my favorite National Trust gardens in the UK and well worth the visit during the summer.

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    Laura
    April 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I really like your photography, fab pictures. Looks like a beautiful place to visit 🙂

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      info@dkgardendesign.co.uk
      April 13, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks for your very kind comments. Its a wonderful place to visit during the summer months. The pictures are from a visit last year.:)

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