The ornate, white, metal gazebo at Arley Hall in Cheshire stands ghostly amongst the flowers and neatly trimmed topiary in springtime. I’d describe it as a folly but it has a practical use, making a beautiful backdrop for wedding photography. The matching bench provides a great viewpoint for visitors to linger and enjoy the walled garden.
Although lovely when the spring bulbs start to flower and later in the year, to my mind, this part of the garden is at its most beautiful in early June when the peonies are in flower.
For more information about the listed house and its garden, check out Arley Hall’s Wikipedia entry.
17 Replies to “Arley Hall’s White Gazebo”
What a magical, fairy tale like, gazebo! How wonderful!
It would make a wonderful plant support, although I’m sure it is easier to keep it white without them.
What a gorgeous gazebo, it looks just the place where Prince Charming would take Cinderella to try in the glass slipper 🙂
I went to Arley Hall a couple of years ago for the Dogfest event but because I was with friends I never got to see the gardens 😦
We were there for the same day as Dogfest a few years ago. I’ve never seen so many dogs! It’s a pity you didn’t get chance to take a peek, especially if it was during the summer. Their herbaceous borders are glorious.
This is a gorgeous gazebo. I’ve never been to Arley hall – must rectify that this year
You won’t regret it. My kind and knowledgeable friend Sandy Felton (who tweets and blogs as The Reckless Gardener) recommended this garden as one of her favourites several years ago. I can see why – I’ve been drawn back there several times since my first visit.
It has a dream-like quality amongst all that green.
Oh my gosh! It’s so gorgeous! It looks like lace! The color is perfect too.
It’s the perfect balance of practicality (for wedding photos), whimsy and folly.
I love the formality and precision of it all. That gazebo seems ready to rise into the air just because of its lightness. Wonderful!
It’s so ethereal it almost escapes the camera.
That gazebo looks so ornate … 🙂
It is lacy – and a surprise every time I see it.
Our daughter’s wedding cake at her reception was in a gazebo pert near like that. Nice pix.
They make wonderful backdrops for wedding photos.
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