Old Sleningford Farm is part of a larger estate which belongs to Old Sleningford Hall. This Hall is having an open gardens event at the weekend and in preparation for this we went to help out at the farm.
I can’t speak highly enough of the forest garden where we were pulling out weeds today. Apart from any other considerations, it is a wonderful place for my daughter to explore. As a kid, I had loved playing hide and seek amongst the borders in the back garden and I wish our own mini forest was developed enough for the same kind of activity.
There weren’t actually any other children there today, so no hide and seek on this occasion. However, there were pigs to feed and my daughter helped round up some stray sheep, as well as explain that she wanted to live for 250 years…..
Once the weeding was done, I was invited to have a look at the Walled Garden that belongs to the Hall. They used to be a popular part of the gardens on estates and I always enjoy having a peek at what’s growing inside them. On this occasion it was more the view when we got to the other side which enthralled me, though.
Then on the other side of the wall, along the lane, there was an abundance of wild flowers. Aren’t the forget-me-nots gorgeous?