It was raining when I left.. and some sunshine when I got there... it was warm at that point :)
The Abbey is next to the River Test and many waterways run around and through the garden.
My first stop was at the Stableyard Cafe..... this is a 'wire' horse - very life like....
a pleasant fruity scone..
and then off for a wander in the gardens
The Walled Garden was full of spring flowers
Then out into the grassy area behind the house.. where this art exhibit was...
still not sure about it though :)
This circle of upturned trees with the root base at the top was much more interesting.. all marked rather differently.. and very similar to an individual one at Nymans Gardens NT..
The Shepherd's Hut
The Ice House
and look deep down to the bottom..
and into the house
A bowl of soup before a wander along the river..
The Fisherman's Huts
and back to the car... where we had more of the wet stuff...
Lovely time out though :D