In my Garden Visiting In October - Part One post, I wrote about our visit to the walled garden at Oakwell Hall. On exiting the walled garden, we passed in to the Faith Garden.
"The aim of the garden is to provide 'a special place', inspired by the world's major faiths and the natural enviornment of the park, which can be used for quiet reflection and as an outdoor classroom where children will learn about common themes of faith and understanding between different communities".
It felt like a very tranquil and peaceful area. Seating is provided by way of these willow covered benches.
There's a circular stone seating area with turf surround where I suppose classes of schoolchildren will sit on their visits here.
Bird feeders are dotted about this garden, though most of them were empty. I do hope they get filled up regularly as there seemed to be plenty of feathered visitors.
There's no getting away from the fact that we're now well in to autumn, fallen leaves covered the ground beneath the trees.
Old doors make me curious, I always wonder what I'd find beyond them.
To the side of the Faith Garden is a pond for pond dipping.
An information board provides a clue to the things you might discover.
Round the other side is a little waterfall. You can see the Faith Garden to the rear of the pond.
There's actually four ponds in all, built to attract wildlife.
Such a beautiful view. You wouldn't believe that beyond the trees, to the right of the pylons, lies the M62 motorway which connects Liverpool and Hull via Manchester and Leeds.
I can thoroughly recommend a trip to Oakwell Hall. I've never been in the hall itself, I must try and arrange a visit for that purpose sometime soon, but the grounds are beautiful. It's a fabulous place for dog walking too.
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