It was exceedingly cold and a bit grey, and unfortunately my camera battery ran out before I would have liked. But it is a beautiful garden, over 58 acres with woodland as well as formal planting and a lovely water area.
Here are a few pics. Look at this great big teapot leaf mould container, right outside Betty's outdoor tea shop.
These snowdrops were delightful on the edge of the woodland.
This is what I am aspiring to with my own fruit trees!
And this with my greenhouse!
Cacti for sale in the plant shop were so colourful, they reminded me of a sweetshop.
My veg bed will soon be looking looking like this (in my dreams.) The bed surrounds were made from recycled plastic milk bottles apparently.
The cornus (dogwood I think) was so vibrant it looked almost artificial.
Some of the trees were stunning.
They also do lots of willow weaving and sculpture. This is a whale tail. The beech hedge in the background was magnificent.
The whole structure and form of the garden is just so pleasing.
It was very inspiring to see such richness of colour and shape in a garden in the winter, when my own looks so bleak.
The alpine house was outstanding but my camera had died by then. And it's worth a visit just to buy from the plant shop. All the specimens were so well presented and vigorous. I can't wait to visit later in the year when everything will be in bloom. Heartily recommended.