In August when we visited Lotherton Hall we also visited the BIrd Garden on the site, opened in 1980. It is included in the admission price of £5 (for adults) and would be well worth a visit in its own right. We weren’t expecting too much but were actually extremely impressed – not only did they have a wonderful selection of birds (over two hundred different species) but the garden itself was huge and took a good two or so hours to go around, stopping to photograph a lot on the way. A selection of those photos is below.
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Lotherton Hall Part Two: The Bird Garden
Lotherton Hall Part One: Hall, Gardens and Chapel
On a very sunny day in August we went to visit Lotherton Hall, an Edwardian house not far from Leeds. It has been run by Leeds City Council since 1968. As well as the Hall, which is now a museum, the estate also includes a bird garden (which will feature in Part Two) and an orchard and a deer park (which we didn’t have time to explore).
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