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Bramcote Hills Park - Around The Walled Garden
w/e 18 February 2024
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300

Situated between Trowell, Stapleford and Bramcote, Bramcote Hills Park is a popular amenity for residents of all three plus from further afield too. It is particularly favoured by dog walkers but with a variety of landscapes there is plenty of room for everyone.

Sundial Maze

One popular area in the park is the Walled Garden and that is conveniently sited near the car park. One of the first features within the garden is the Sundial Maze where the adjacent board not only gives the history of mazes but also details three games that can be played there.

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Hillside Path

As you enter the Walled Garden, the hillside, currently adorned with a patch of snowdrops, rises up beyond the wall on the right. A path leads up through the trees passing another information board at the entrance to the Ice House which is built into the side of the hill.

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Stapleford Hill

On the left another wall runs alongside Coventry Lane beyond which is Stapleford Hill and the sandstone outcrop of the Hemlock Stone.

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Ornamental Garden

In the middle is the formal ornamental garden. This and the maze were not part of the original garden but are more recent additions. The original Walled Garden was built between 1850 and 1880 and contained two buildings, Gardeners Cottage and Dairy Cottage, both of which have now been demolished although their footprints are still maintained..

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Ice House

The Ice House, unlike the cottages, has now been restored.

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Small Seat

On the hillside near the Ice House is a small seat, the view from which is over the ornamental garden to the Hemlock Stone. Daffodils are growing to the rear and side of the seat and it will be a pleasant place to sit and relax when they are in flower.

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Wildlife Grassland

A path passes through and curves around the end of the Walled Garden, beyond which an area is set aside as a wildlife grassland.

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Daffodils

At the moment the area is dotted with flowering daffodils.

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Signs

The grassland area has two small plaques saying it is part of the Blue Butterfly Scheme and another notice on a gate linking to a footpath from Coventry Lane up into the wooded hillside informs about a project to remove invasive Rhododendron plants.

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Between The Arches

From the end of the Walled Garden a path leads through an arch, back through the middle of garden to the Sundial Maze and a similar arch at the other end and then on, back to the car park.

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