Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Another beautiful day in Kent - Chilham

Chilham Castle: the front of the house.

The wilderness garden.

The house from the main drive. The vista runs down for about a quarter of a mile to the ornamental lakes. To the left are the remains of the original castle. It was dismantled to build a new mansion on the Isle of Sheppey for Henry VIII who used it as a love nest to meet Anne Boleyn.

The vista from the house garden.

Wild spring flowers. The purple flowers are a non-native import that was fashioable a few years ago.

One of the ornamental lakes. It was dug out using elephants in the late 19th Century.

The woodland walk.

1 comment:

  1. I stumbled upon your page looking for good pictures of Chilham. I grew up in the North Lodge gate house of the castle, my Dad flew the birds of prey there. Chilham is an amazing place, great photo's :)