I called into Buckland Abbey today for tea and cake – Bakewell tart if you’re wondering and while I sat avoiding the mizzle, my friend went outside. After a few minutes she came back in, all excited, ‘Gilly, Gilly you have to come see now!’
This is what she’d found.
Just past the Elizabethan garden, there’s a little path with a patch grass to the right.
Definitely two, maybe three varieties of orchid, a delight to see. I’d left my camera in the car so these are phone pics, click for a better view.
18 thoughts on “Orchid Alley”
How many types of orchids are there in England? I learned there are 44 types of wild orchids in Newfoundland. I had no idea there were more than two or three. 🙂
Gorgeous! Looks like a wonderful spot .. Just need a good book
I think it’s turning out to be a really good year for orchids. These are lovely.
I love those wild orchids, Gilly. I remember seeing quite a few of these beauties when I paid a visit last year to the old pit where my dad had worked. Just seeing yours now, has reminded me of the emotion of that pilgrimage.
Lovely wild orchids, Gilly! I have never seen it before. 🙂
Beautiful! What a special find.
What a gift on a Monday morning for someone who’s been orchid deprived for nearly six months. I particularly like the one posed gainst the wall. Thank goodness for iPhones!
Lovely. You’ll have to go again with your camera – an excuse for more cake 🙂
Aren’t surprises grand? A lovely find. 😍
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There are lots about this year! I’ve seen them on my last 2 walks with the group but not had chance to post them yet. Isn’t it brill? 🙂 🙂
yes they’re gorgeous and do seem to ne becoming more common, hooray”
Oh, lucky you. I never seem to see wild orchids 😦
Such gorgeous beauties Gilly! I can see you were thrilled. Stunning shots! 😀 ♥
Unexpected treasure! The photo of Buckland Abbey is really nice.
Your phone photos are great Gilly ~ it’s a long time since I visited Buckland Abbey and you have caught the atmosphere of it perfectly! 🙂