It’s the time of year when pumpkins have all finished growing and humans use pumpkins to celebrate Halloween. Saltram have placed pumpkins around the garden for children and bears to find. Here we are in front of the house.
We soon found our first pumpkin.
We helped the gardener for a little while.
Nye spotted a tiny pumpkin with the statue.
We set off down an avenue of trees…
Soon found another pumpkin…
….and another one!
We had to stop for a photo with the beautiful cyclamen.
Here we are with another pumpkin, it is inside the folly behind us.
Through the drain grill we could see a pumpkin underneath the folly.
We found a tunnel underneath….
…and found the pumpkin we could see from above.
Outside again we discovered this one.
Underneath the chestnut tree was a pumpkin that had split in half.
We got a bit distracted from pumpkin hunting. We wondered about asking for a ride on the tractor but the gardener was hiding so we opted for a selfie sat in the shovel.
It was quite a surprise to find a pumpkin underneath a lemon tree.
Nye found this little pumpkin in the orangery where there weren’t any oranges.
Near the house this little pumpkin was watching us.
The last pumpkin was found on the way out. We counted 12 pumpkins altogether; I don’t know whether or not we found them all.
Before leaving for home we enjoyed cups of tea. Pumpkin hunting is thirsty work!
For more information about Saltram see: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saltram
Horace the Alresford Bear 20/10/2020