The only garden we managed to visit in England this trip and it was pouring with rain.
Despite the rain the gardeners were busy at work.Crumbling figurines of musicians playing various instruments are perched on the peaks of the dormer roofs.
Fountain in the dense green garden of Newstead Abbey in England.
Formal lavender in a ringed bed.
Bench and gardens.A formal knot garden.
Peacocks roam in the garden. An extraordinary spiral topiary of a shrub.
A perfect English rose, with raindrops. The ‘Green Man’s’ leafy face carved in a wood bench – the blur is a raindrop on my lens.
A classic fairy-tale tree. One part of the grounds has a Japanese Garden. I read somewhere that Japanese gardens actually look best in the rain – certainly it doesn’t detract from the beauty. The pond in the Japanese Garden. A small waterfall under maple tree leaves. Hiding out from the rain in a Japanese-style pavilion with my friend Mikey who managed to join us for this part of the trip.