statue detail at Powis Castle, Wales

This week’s #frifotos* theme is summer – and what better way to show off the season than with a beautiful summer garden.

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The girls and I are currently in Aberystwyth, mainly to attend Alex’ graduation, but also to explore more of one of our favourite lands, Wales. Driving from Shrewsbury to Aber this afternoon, we passed a sign for Powis Castle and naturally had to stop and investigate.

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The medieval castle is high on a cliff near the town of Welshpool (or Trallwng in Welsh; such a cool language) and is interesting in itself. However, my favourite this afternoon was the beautiful summery gardens, the yews, the labyrinth, the greenery tunnel, the lead statues, the romantic secret little shelters, the terraces, the orangery, and not least, flowers like an ocean of colour.

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Would you like to live in this lovely summer garden?

In the middle of the gardens is this fabulous Edwardian cottage behind the pale pink roses. Can you see yourself living here for a few days? I can. And also, I can. It’s available for hire (contact National Trust if you’re interested.)

Edwardian cottage hidden behind pale pink roses at Powis Castle, Wales

*#FriFotos is a weekly Twitter chat founded by @EpsteinTravels where travellers share their favourite photos. Each week has a theme. Search #FriFotos on Twitter to see more or to join in.

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