I visited the well-known facility belonging to The National Trust – Hanbury Hall. Unfortunately, only the gardens and the park were open to visitors in connection with Covid-19. It was impossible to go inside the palace, the Ice House was also closed. This place was on my list to visit in 2020 and I decided to go there with my camera anyway. I got there by bike, it is about 13 km from Bromsgrove, mainly along side roads. The weather was not favorable for me, it was raining all day and riding my bike I got wet and dried 3 times. While taking pictures on the site it was raining as well but I treated this as a challenge. I had a thermos of hot tea with raspberry juice prepared at home and delicious sandwich and it saved my day.

I divided the photos into two parts. In the first post there are photos of the main building, orangery and gazebos. In the second there will be photos of the vegetable garden, fruit garden, pond and the sunken parterre.

Hanbury Hall House

Hanbury Hall house was built in 1710 for a Londoner, a lawyer and someone who inherited this land – a man named Thomas Vernon. These lands have been owned by Vernon family since Richard Vernon (1549-1628) settled there first. Main building is an example of the English-Baroque. In the end of 1952 it was listed as Grade I listed building.

I plan to return to this place in the future, when it will be fully open to the public. Inside there are interesting wall paintings, made by the painter Sir James Thornhill, who is the author of the painting in Greenwich, London, which I had the opportunity to see in 2016.

The Orangery and Mushroom House


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