We have lived in our home for two years now and yet the area still remains somewhat of a mystery to me. Don’t get me wrong I’ve explored loads of the area, but there’s just still loads more to investigate. Or to experience in a new way, in a new season. For example Streatham Common’s rookery is an entirely different place in the summer than it is in the depths of winter. No less lovely, just different. And that, I’d imagine, is going to be the case for Morden Hall Park too.
We first ventured into the National Trust property of Morden Hall Park over the summer and I’ve only just realised I’ve not shared any of the lovely pictures of the park on here yet. How remiss of me! So before we hit Autumn proper, I wanted to share Morden Hall Park in the summer. That way when I visit (and subsequently) share my autumn visit you’ll see just how different it is in autumn. Just imagine these pictures when everything’s covered in the rich red, brown and orange hues of autumn leaves! *heart eyed emoji*
Morden Hall Park is one of the only remaining estate on the banks of the River Wandle. The house is lovely and you can learn about the snuff mills in one of the two still standing there. But the real joy of Morden Hall Park is in exploring the beautiful grounds. There used to be a deer park around the estate and now those grounds are free for you to explore. They’re beautiful; from the winding river, to the beautiful rose garden and through the spaces hidden behind the trees.
If you’re ever south of the river and fancy a lovely day out, Morden Hall Park must be on your list. As you can see it’s beautiful. Even on a lovely grey summer day!