A big thank you to our plucky volunteers who spruced up the outside areas at Birks and Duryard last months.
This is a real ugly duckling – when it grows up, it will be beautiful!
Not a picture of ours this time, but a link to a website chock full of fascinating historical pictures of the Duryard area, including some pictures of Reed Hall, or Streatham Hall as it once was.
The lawn at Duryard is a fabulous open space (which can be booked for outdoor events through our online booking system). It also contains a wonderfully eccentric Judas Tree, Cercis siliquastrum, which seems to be growing along the lawn.
The tree was blown over, many years ago, during a storm. It was propped up, about a metre off the ground where is stayed for a while, but eventually came to lay on the ground in its current position.
It is clearly quite happy in its current position, as you can see it is in full leaf.