A display of giant Water Lilies..
One of the innovations is a floating pontoon going out into the pond and water lilies. I'm not sure about this... It's well constructed so feels very safe. I didn't feel I got any closer to the water lilies and, if I'm totally honest, I would have preferred the view of the lake and lilies without interruption ,
However, this is such a personal view and there were those who loved it.
My goodness it's a struggle getting out of the water on a hot day!!
Egyptian Geese and Goslings
The 'real' thing
Mrs Mallard decided that dogs didn't need to drink and the bowl of water was far better served being a duck bath.. she bathed and preened for at least 20 minutes
and to end.. an enjoyable lunch of a fruity scone