The weather forecast was iffy... as it happened it was mostly sunny all day!
I headed of for Compton Acres... somewhere I first came Mum many years ago. Whilst it's 'formalised' garden, I like the fact it's in a valley with steep descents etc.
Through the Japanese Garden..
and then a wander
through the Heather Garden (still lovely despite it being the "wrong" time of the year for the heathers!
Along by the cafe with the sea view...
there was an "Alice" theme running for children
Through the Sculpture Garden
and a wander into..
the Rock & Water Garden
Into Palm Court.
and finally, the Grand Italian Garden
Seen in the shop on the way out
I was going elswhere but traffic was heavy in the direction I wanted to go.. so on a impulse I headed back to Portland area to visit a church that I'd passed yesterday and was curious about
St Peter's Church Portland
This church, built about 1870-72 of Portland stone, is now mostly disused and the graveyard sadly neglected...
The interior was fascinating and seems there were seats in every conceivable space.. both on the floor and the balconies above
Another great day out !! The Church was fascinating