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Pettinger's Garden

This walled enclave is small, sunny and sheltered, and set on the site where centuries-old Pettinger’s Tower once stood. There is a clear view across the garden to Carrock Fell beyond.

 

 

 

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Arched doorways

Arched doorways lead into the garden from both the castle courtyard and the Bishop’s lawn. Inside, around the perimeter, there are ancient, red sandstone slabs surrounding a small lawn.

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Wisteria sinensis

Wisteria sinensis, planted in the 1950s by Bishop Thomas Bloomer’s wife, Marjorie, covers the east-facing wall of this garden.

 

 

 

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1955 TB

There is an inscription in a stone above the door that leads from castle to the garden. It reads 1955 TB, which denotes the year in which Bishop Thomas Bloomer moved into the castle.