The Garden of Newstead Abbey in England

cream waterlily in the Japanese Garden of the Byron Estate in Newstead, England

The only garden we managed to visit in England this trip and it was pouring with rain.

The Abbey in Newstead is a ruin sitting next to the ancestral home of Lord Bryon. large statue in the garden behind the Newstead Abbey ruins in England

The Byron Estate next to the Newstead Abbey ruins in EnglandDespite the rain the gardeners were busy at work.Formal knot garden in the Byron Estate next to the Newstead Abbey ruins in EnglandCrumbling figurines of musicians playing various instruments are perched on the peaks of the dormer roofs.
Crumbling sculpture of the figure of a musician perched on roof peak at Newstead Abbey in EnglandFountain in the dense green garden of Newstead Abbey in England.
Fountain in the dense green garden of Newstead Abbey in EnglandFormal lavender in a ringed bed.
Formal lavender garden at Newstead Abbey in EnglandBench and gardens.Bench and gardens at the ruins of Newstead Abbey in EnglandA formal knot garden.
Formal knot garden in the Byron Estate next to the Newstead Abbey ruins in EnglandPeacocks roam in the garden. Peacock in the garden in the Byron Estate next to the Newstead Abbey ruins in EnglandAn extraordinary spiral topiary of a shrub. 
tree topiary in the garden in the Byron Estate next to the Newstead Abbey ruins in EnglandA perfect English rose, with raindrops. Perfect pink rose in the garden in the Byron Estate next to the Newstead Abbey ruins in EnglandThe ‘Green Man’s’ leafy face carved in a wood bench – the blur is a raindrop on my lens.
The 'Green Man's' leafy face carved in wood at Newstead Abbey in EnglandA classic fairy-tale tree. A classic fairy-tale tree at Newstead Abbey in England 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. Balanced Rocks in a Japanese Garden in Newstead, EnglandThe pond in the Japanese Garden. Japanese Garden Pond in Newstead Abbey in EnglandA small waterfall under maple tree leaves. small waterfalls in the Japanese Garden of the Byron Estate in Newstead, EnglandHiding out from the rain in a Japanese-style pavilion with my friend Mikey who managed to join us for this part of the trip. small gazebo with round window in the Japanese Garden of the Byron Estate in Newstead, England

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