Wild flowers in abundance on this part of the walk
and many different trees as we take the woodland path
In coming upon this old Oak tree I have learned something new. Apparently it takes an Oak 300 years to get established, another 300 years to mature and 300 years to die. This tree apparently has about 100 years left.
This part of the garden is laid out in the shape of different countries which are planted with the fauna of that country. Obviously I cannot give you a sense of that from my camera level.
Do you think he is sending me a message!
A very ancient iron bridge
It's lunch time so the 17th century coach house is our next stop
then off to walk the 18th century walled garden which is displaying it's own colour for this time of year
and a walk through the lime tunnel, missing out the Arboretum as Alan was still recovering at the time.