I can hear screaming from Boating enthusiasts but in reality this is a long yearned for and planned jaunt. We were last there just over thirteen years ago and both have wanted to return since. I was very excited.
So to non Garden Lovers, maybe scroll down fast, normal service resumed tomorrow.
Hidcote, HERE if you don't know is one of the best in the country, its known all over the world for its beauty. I'm not going to write too much about it as you can read it on the link.
|Hidcote Manor House, not open to the public.|
It has visitors from all over the world too, we dodged a really LOUD French group, their voices projecting so they could have been thought New Yorkers, luckily the gardens are so spacious we could avoid them (You could certainly hear them coming)....
|Purple green and white to celebrate "Votes for Women" centenary.|
|Not chives but Alliums, same family though.|
|The stunning tulips were just beginning to turn.|
|Work of art those dicky birds.|
|We love these Acers, but sadly they won't grow at ours.|
|White blossom is my fav, I'm not keen on pink.|
|Ooooo another gateway.|
|I can imagine architectural historians would be moaning about replacing the glass roof with plastic, but that's recessions for you.|
|The Red Border.|
We were going to rush to the NT Snowshill garden in the area as well but due to the sunshine and the certain knowledge that Hidcote couldn't be beaten, we came back to WaL to sit in the sun.
A stupendous day, if you like that sort of thing.
Supper was salmon steaks on a bed of green lentils, sun dried tomatoes and black olives, followed by a huge scone with jam and cream which we usually have at NT places but the cafe was so crowded we came away.