10th June 2016 Photos by Hetty
First we walked in the grounds to the lake (man-made, designed by Capability Brown).
There are lots of different types of trees
We saw some deer – this was the only one that kept still long enough to photograph
Wild orchids and rhododendrons
Looks like a banana tree – how is it growing outside?
There were lots of geese
The boat house
Squares instead of stripes on the lawn. Shame Mr H doesn’t want to mow our lawn like that.
The lake is huge, and there is a submerged village in it
On the terrace
Originally an orangery, scientist Dr Joseph Priestley, discovered oxygen here in 1774 – he was the children’s tutor.
After a tour of the house, we went to the Woodland Garden on another part of the estate – only open late April to mid June, for the rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias