As this was the Thursday before Easter there were a lot of visitors, but the grounds absorbed them easily. This time we didn't go inside the house.
|Horse chestnut flowering|
|Old stable clock and stormy sky|
Through the stables courtyard and into the gardens:
|Gardener at work|
The walled garden:
and the church:
A few bluebells:
A hairy woodland character:
Tar Lane Pond:
|Convenient summerhouse/shelter for a picnic on a windy day.|
The sundial, featuring in Lucy Cresswell's book The Moondial and the 1980s TV series. Note there is a photo from July 2015, without the blue rope, here.