Having been to Nuffield Place in the morning, followed by aborted visits to two churches.. both of which were closed, we headed off for Ascott.. and it was a first time visit for both of us...
It's an amazing Jacobean house.. but no photographs were permitted..
.... as we walked the gardens... the rain started so it was a wet walk..
An amazing garden... full of wonderful surprises..
Through a gap in the hedge... this wonderfully colourful garden opened up before us..
Amazing topiary ..... !!
and another wonderful surprise...
and finally.... a cuppa and a scone... (not a NT cafe) ... was a plain scone (i.e. not a fruit one).. pleasant...
A wonderful end to the day despite the rain. And as we drove home.. the roads were dry!!!!
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