Hollyhocks At Arley Hall

Hollyhocks seem to tower over a cottage at Arley Hall

The Tudor-style Tea Cottage at Arley Hall in Cheshire is a focal point leading the eye down a broad path. On either side of the path are cottage garden style flowers, such as these flailing hollyhocks, which grow alongside a collection of summer flowering shrub roses and extend the season of interest. The Tea Cottage has been superseded by The Gardener’s Kitchen, but is used for exhibitions, filming and weddings.

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27 Replies to “Hollyhocks At Arley Hall”

    1. I’m glad you mentioned that. I originally took a version where the cupola was hidden behind the hollyhocks, but moved around so you could see it.

    1. It’s a rose garden, but most of the roses are old roses, so don’t repeat flower. After the roses, hollyhocks and foxgloves take over the responsibility of providing flower power.

  1. This photo is almost jarring in its otherness — to go from Indiana to this storybook page is like being on the end of the crack-the-whip line. It’s a wonderful jolt, though. I’ve always found hollyhocks to be transportive (yes, I made that up). Moreso in this cottage world. A beautiful image!

    1. I remember your saying you liked them. They’re one of those memory plants that are entwined with ideas and associations so when you see one, you experience more than just the flower, lovely as it is.

  2. I have to take out a bunch of trees. I decided I am going to finally get some Hollyhocks. I love those flowers – and I love this picture.

    1. Wishing you good luck for both the tree removal and the hollyhocks. I added a link in my reply to Gardeninacity below about some rust resistant ones.

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