When I arrived the sky was blue and the sun was shining.. was a bit chilly but somehow it didn't matter..
and lovely colour at the payment kiosk..
oh look.. a sundial which Mr Ponder and Billie (who couldn't believe he was having a day out again) had to pose for a picture
The Fitzalan Chapel ...
with its White Garden..
On the way to the garden, I stopped for a look in the Fitzalan Chapel
and then on to the Collectors Earl's Garden.. a new garden based on early 17th Century classical designs
The Potager / Organic Kitchen Garden
The Thatched Round House in the wild flower garden... this area to encourage wildlife, butterlfies bees and other beneficial insects..
and a walk around the Stumpery...
The living willow arch ..
Lovely wander - more for the 'spur of the moment' decision to visit.