Andrew took the day off and delivered us to this oasis of calm. Perfect day and wonder of wonders - no hordes! Do click on pics.
Our first peek. Lot of oohs and aahs from me.
For 600 years home to the de Greys
One of the few remaining formal gardens of the early 18th-century.
Terrace and French parterre
The Duke kept a bucket of plaster of Paris to hand so he could enhance any curves he found wanting.
Sadly the fountain wasn't working
The Bath house
Lots of cool secret gardens to chill in.
Inside the bath house.
Great views whilst one is performing one's ablutions
Maybe a little draughty?
American Garden and below which I found a little disappointing. Perhaps a work in progress..
Inside the Bowling Green House. Reminded me of Wedgewood
We spent a while watching Mum and the ducklings . There were seven.
The Long water.
We gave the geese a pretty wide berth
A bit of tree lopping going to the left. There's heaps more but we just slowly absorbed the peace and beauty. We had a reasonable lunch there but the luscious looking cake was dry. My second disappointment.
Andrew bought me a book on Wrest Park. Jenny very sweetly offered to carry it so I could continue shooting. I had to laugh when Andrew told me Jenny said:
"Andrew gets the kiss and I get to carry the book."
There have to be some perks to getting old:)
P.S. It's great I can down load so many but I still haven't got it so I can edit them first. One day...