it was a comfortably warm, sunny spring day, perfect for outdoor touring of the gardens and peeking into some of the buildings.
for a self-guided experience in the comfort of your home without heat or hunger or crowds or annoying insects, i recommend the virtual tour.
the flowers were planted along the borders of the beds for enjoyment in a "pleasure garden"
|tulips and daffodils|
|maroon drooping flowers in foreground are snake's head fritillaries|
|looking into the kitchen|
|tiny house living|
|the cistern was not original to the estate|
|espaliered apple tree|