The loveliest house in Doncaster and a park that is continually being improved since its prime restoration between 2003-7, Cusworth Hall is a grade 1 building designed by James Paine between 1749-1752, becoming a council run museum in 1967. On the last day of October with temperatures achieving the unheard of heights of 19 degrees Celsius we visited our local park. I was most struck by the planting of a wide variety of trees that has taken place over recent years. So today's post concentrates on these though first an image of the house in its surroundings.
|The first of the new trees, shedding its red leaves|
|A conifer specimen with a sad history. Twice a year it is decorated with flowers, toys and cards in memory of a young child. Then before the items deteriorate they are tidied away by the family.|
|Betula utilis ‘Jacquemontii’ has a fresh, chalky white and crisp peeling bark|
|I remember when this small copse was first planted. Trees grow up, or I get older.|