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Flowers from Mount Ephraim Gardens

Flowers from Mount Ephraim Gardens

As the summer draws to a close and the flowers are fading and dying in our gardens and the autumn tones begin to colour our landscapes, it won’t be long before winter descends upon us. So I thought I would look back on one of the places we visited this summer and that was Mount Ephraim near Faversham in Kent, and process three pictures of the many flowers that take pride of place in their gardens.

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War of the Roses

War of the Roses

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The above picture was taken at Mount Ephraim Gardens, near Faversham in Kent and is a of Dahlia they have called ‘War of the Roses’ and is planted within the walled garden.

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A variety of colours…

A variety of colours…

Just a couple of photos taken of Mount Ephraim Gardens, near Faversham in Kent. The picture below is of the flower border that is part of the walled enclosure which also is the setting for the tea rooms. What drew me to this picture was the variety of colours.

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Below is a picture of one of the Dahlias that were in that border.

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Mount Ephraim Revisited…

Mount Ephraim Revisited…

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan – Canon EOS 1100D, f/5.6, 1/50 sec, ISO 100

Today we decided to visit a place we went to last year back in May, called Mount Ephraim Gardens which is not far from Faversham in Kent and just off of  Thanet Way.

I have wanted to return to Mount Ephraim earlier this year, but it is situated on a hillside, so I had to wait for a day when I think I could manage the climb.  And today was that day… thanks to the aid of the monopod.   Two uses that monopod has… as a walking aid and a camera stabiliser. 😀

Just as you leave the car park, and start to walk towards the gardens on your right just after the houses, is a field which has horses and ponies in it… oh yes I was in my element again. Horses and ponies. <3

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan – Canon EOS 1100D, f/7.1, 1/60 sec, ISO 100

She was such a beautiful horse, so friendly and so photogenic… mind you animals do take good pictures.  Even this little dog decided to pose for his photograph.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan – Canon EOS 1100D, f/10, 1/125 sec, ISO 100

The gardens are exquisite and from the top of the hill which is the start of the gardens, there is a stream set within rocks, that runs down the side of the hill, with waterfalls that lead you to the lake which is at the bottom of the hill.

You can take your dogs there, naturally they must be on a leash and there are plenty of places to sit to catch your breath and rest your aching limbs (thank God) and of course there is much open grassland where you can have a picnic if you so desire.

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Panoramic of Mount Emphrain Gardens

Panoramic of Mount Emphrain Gardens

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One of the things my hubby likes to do in Photography is panoramic views of landscapes.  The above was taken at Mount Emphrain Near Faversham in Kent, last July.  (click on the image and it will open in a new window).

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Mount Ephraim House

Mount Ephraim House

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Mount Ephraim House

Unfortunately you can’t view the inside of the house, which is rather a shame.. as I would have loved to capture some of those rooms

Taken: 25th May 2013
Location: Mount Ephraim Gardens
Camera: Canon EOS1100D
F Stop: f/4
Exposure: 1/640 sec
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18mm
Max Aperture: 3.625

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Wooden Hut

Wooden Hut

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Wooden Hut

As we sat outside having a cup of coffee to the left of me I noticed this wooden hut… that was set within grounds of the Tea Rooms..

Taken: 25th May 2013
Location: Mount Ephraim Gardens
Camera: Canon EOS1100D
F Stop: f/5.6
Exposure: 1/60 sec
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 43mm
Max Aperture: 4.75

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Mount Ephraim Gardens

Mount Ephraim Gardens

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Mount Ephraim Gardens

The amount of times we have driven up and down the Thanet Way on our trips to Margate, Ramsgate or Broadstairs is no-man’s business.  But never in our lives have we turned off and wondered what is beyond those country lanes.  Anyway normally we visit the National Trust sites, but this weekend we wanted something close and we wanted to avoid the Bank Holiday crowds. Continue reading →

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