The gardens are back open for the season and this year we tried something new by launching a series of indoor and outdoor art exhibitions for our visitors to enjoy. The first 3 artists included metal sculptors Diccon Dadey and Simon Probyn, and local i-phone photographer Shirley Jones.

Diccon Dadey Panther 180331 5 Credit Peter Young
Diccon Dadey – a metal sculptor working in steel to fabricate a wonderfully eclectic collection of modern and traditional house and garden art in 3D form. Photo credit: Peter Young
Diccon Dadey Sheep 180331 1 Credit Peter Young
We loved the sheep and lambs by Diccon Dadey so much that they are now full time residents of the gardens, thanks to a very generous gift by a family member. Photo credit: Peter Young
Shirley Jones Photographs 180331 7 Credit Peter Young
Shirley loves to photograph her local environment, often revisiting sites many many times in different weather, seasons and lighting conditions. Shirley loves to get intimate with a place and really know it. And, she photograph all her work using her iphone! Photo credit – Peter Young
Simon Probyn 180331 1 Credit Annette Davenport
Simon is a sculptor who works using heavy industrial steel. Based in rural Herefordshire, he creates abstract and figurative works of art from both found and new material. He takes the man-made architectural steel designs and lets them subtly dictate their new purpose. Photo credit – Annette Davenport



National Trust garden volunteers from Croome digging out new beds and planting in the walled gardens.


Nothing to see here…


Meanwhile at the top of the garden…

Header tanks


The latest photos of what’s been going on behind the walled garden’s walls…

Special thanks to Peter Young for the snaps.

The walled gardens’ kestrel is back!

A spooky dog walk around Croome…

Spooky dog walk



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