It is quite an extensive place! They have what they call a jungle, with all sorts of exotic plants thrown together, but also classic English show gardens, and vegetable gardens, and what not. It was quite nice! Within minutes Hugh got emotional: they had quite some Southern Hemisphere vegetation, which he hadn't seen for many months. I was still feeling a bit restless; I don't want to be under the weather all the time! I want to run off-road races, and explore extensive mines! But as I said in the previous bog post already; one can't have it all, and if one doensn't have one's health one should be glad to have such gardens and other features nearby...
A pond in the 'jungle'
The stem of giant rhubarb
There are many pheasants in these gardens, and they aren't shy
Manucured part of the gardens, with a view onto the sea
This is imaginatively called 'the ravine'; far from being ravinesque, but quite pretty anyway!