Living Arrows 3/52
This weeks pictures were taken at Errdig National Trust site – we became members at the end of last year in the hope of exploring more of what the UK has to offer and I have to say so far we are so impressed.
Sitting on a dramatic escarpment above the winding Clywedog river, Erddig tells the 250-year story of a gentry family’s relationship with its servants.
A large collection of servants’ portraits and carefully preserved rooms capture their lives in the early 20th century, while upstairs is a treasure trove of fine furniture, textiles and wallpapers. Outdoors lies a fully restored 18th-century garden, with trained fruit trees, exuberant annual herbaceous borders, avenues of pleached limes, formal hedges and a nationally important collection of ivies.
We’ve not ventured inside the house yet as with two young children under 3, it’s not really the most engaging way to spend our time but we love exploring the outdoor grounds. This weekend we had an extra special treat as they had one a special Alice in Wonderland garden trail to enjoy as we explored the grounds.
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”