Bateman House… Part 2

The garden that made Rudyard Kipling feel like an English country gentleman, with spring blossom, summer roses, autumn apples and winter trees.

National Trust

As you walk from the house and through the landscaped gardens, you enter the wildflower field. If you follow the path and head over the bridge at Bateman’s, you will finally come to the Park Mill where the watermill works daily milling flour that visitors can buy.

A photograph of the machinery in Park Mill photographed at Bateman’s.

The landscaped gardens are beautiful at Bateman’s, what with its paved paths that lead you around the formal gardens. There is a water feature garden, and the wildflower field was amazing with its vast variety of flowers growing in amongst the wild grass.

A photograph of one of the paths at Bateman House in East Sussex.

We strolled the gardens and admired the various features of the landscaped gardens. It was the 18th of May 2012 and the gardens were immaculate. I thought the following two flowers would be ideal for Becky’s Walking Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenges. There we were mid-way into May and the bluebells were still in full bloom.

A photograph of bluebells photographed at Bateman House,

In amongst the flower borders stood these mauve geraniums. The colour of these geraniums was so vibrant that it stood out from all the other flowers that were planted.

A photograph of mauve geraniums Photographed at Bate House

Have a great day everyone!


9 responses to “Bateman House… Part 2”

  1. You’ve made this look a great place to visit. P’raps in spring though, with the bluebells?

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    1. Oh yes, I don’t know about the weather where you are, but it’s done nothing but rain and rain and rain.

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  2. It seems to be a very nice place to visit.

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    1. Thank you … It is lovely there xx


  3. I have never been here but my siblings rave about it, and seeing your wonderful photographs I can understand why

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    1. Oh Becky if you get a chance to visit…I know you’ll love it xx

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  4. Somewhere I would like to visit, but my English origins are no longer living in Switzerland. My grandmother grew up in the priest’s house at Sissinghurst Castle, also in this area. her family (7 brothers and the parents) were farm labourers and she was employed in the dairy at Sissinghurst Castle as a girl. One of the reasos why Batemans is known to me. Sissinghurst also has wonderful gardens, originating from Vita Sackville-West, who lived at the castle with her husband.

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    1. I do hope you get to visit there. What wonderful memories. Xx


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