Felley Priory Gardens
Felley Priory was founded in 1156, after the Dissolution of the monasteries in 1535 not all of the Priory was demolished, parts of it were used in the building of the house and garden.
The garden, nursery and tea room are open Tuesday to Friday 9am to 4pm all year round and the first and third Sunday of each month, from 1st February until 4th October, 10am until 4pm.
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Felley Priory GardensThe gardens cover 2.5 acres and were established in 1976, although it looks like they have been there a lot longer.
Felley Priory GardensIt is thought the pond was constructed between 1860-90 when the stone built ends of the house were added.
Felley Priory GardenHuge basket which I think contains lavendar.
Felley Priory GardensDaffodils in the orchard garden, the gardens have been carefully planted so there is interest all year round.
Felley Priory GardensThere is also a nursery at the Priory where most of the plants are for sale.
Felley Priory GardensThe central parts of the house was constructed in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Felley Priory GardensThe Yew hedges provide year-round structure for the gardens, this picture shows the excellent topiary which can be seen in the garden.
Felley Priory GardensMedieval Garden.
The history of the Chaworth family dates back to the 12th century when Patricius Chaworth arrived from France and settled in the Vale of Belvoir.
Felley Priory GardensLooking down the garden from near the house with countryside beyond.
Felley Priory GardensAlthough the Chaworth-Musters family became owners of the Priory in 1822, they did not live there at that time.
Having sold Annesley Hall the family home, Major Robert Patricius Chaworth-Musters moved to Felley in 1973.
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