Friday, July 16, 2010

Tintinhull Garden (NT)

We had intended to dodge the showers and drive down today to Montacute House and Gardens, a very fine National Trust property which probably takes a full half day to properly appreciate.

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 Garden

The last garden on the circuit has this intriguing Umbrella Sculpture.

Made from Unbrellas

Back at the house, Clare took it easy.

A Lady of Leisure

And a last view of the Tintinhall Garden showing a pleasant border.

Tintinhall Garden - a floral border

Just for the record, 22 miles each way and around 40 minutes.