Picture of the Day – The walled garden

This is a picture of the Walled Garden at Cressing Temple Barns in Essex.

This place has an excellent tea rooms and a lovely green lawn for picnics.

It was also one of the sites owned by the Knights Templar, or the ‘Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon’ to give them their full name.

There are two large barns one of them dating back to around 1200 AD which are still standing and maintained. They are often hired out for weddings and other function.

Also on the site is a Walled garden. This would have been used by the Knights Templar to grow necessary crops and herbs. Today it is laid out in as near to a traditional medieval garden as possible, with section of herbs for medicine and for dyeing. There is a small orchards and a nuttery, with Hazels.

It is a very lovely place to visit, if you happen to be in Essex, England and fancied walking in the footsteps of the old crusaders and also having a nice cup of tea.

I hope you enjoy this picture.



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