However, we didn't get away until late morning and Alex is here to attach some tiles in the kitchen and Clare had promised him lunch ... so en route we switched to Tintinhall Garden, a nearby and much more compact NT property which we traversed in half-an hour. Clare took the snap below as I was framed between hedges at the end of the garden.
Tintinhall Garden (looking back to the House)And here's Clare in the herbal garden.
Clare in the Herbal GardenThe last garden on the circuit has this intriguing Umbrella Sculpture.
Made from UnbrellasBack at the house, Clare took it easy.
A Lady of LeisureAnd a last view of the Tintinhall Garden showing a pleasant border.
Tintinhall Garden - a floral borderJust for the record, 22 miles each way and around 40 minutes.