TG1124 : Arch at entrance to walled kitchen garden

taken 12 years ago, near to Salle, Norfolk, Great Britain

Arch at entrance to walled kitchen garden
Arch at entrance to walled kitchen garden
Supporting several varieties of gourds (Cucurbita spec.) Gourds > Link are the fruits of various climbing plants in the Cucurbitaceae (cucumber) family, most of which originated in the tropics. More familiar plants in the same family are melons (Cucumis melo), squashes, pumpkins and marrows. Gourds are among the earliest cultivated plants, as they are of considerable value as sources of food, and for making utensils and ornaments. LinkExternal link

Salle Hall > Link was built in 1761 for Edward Hase; alterations were made in 1862, and east and west service blocks were added in 1910 for Sir Woolmer White. The east wing contains an Orangery > Link. (N. Pevsner & B. Wilson, The Buildings of England, Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, 2002). Presently, Salle Hall and gardens are part of the Salle Park Estate, owned by Sir John White. Salle Park gardens consist of two sections, one of which being a Georgian style pleasure garden with formal lawns and topiary, rose gardens, specimen trees and shrubs > Link - Link . The walled kitchen garden was created in the 1780s and retains many of the original features.
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Sunday, 24 August, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 August, 2008
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Gardens > Gardens   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 112 243 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.5388N 1:7.8552E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 113 244
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