With the trees and borders resplendent with their Springtime adornment, the gardens were looking magnificent. Many made the most of the weather; enjoying a picnic or a barbecue amidst the “Capably landscaped grounds”. A few teenagers (and more than one dog) splashed in the lake, whilst others languished under the dappled shade of the trees, drinking Chianti fiasco, and reading the Romantic poets to their lovers.
Lots of people went inside the historic hall – “Remodelled during The Restoration by Barry” – and marvelled at the opulent splendour of the lobby. Lord Rupert was particularly excited to show off his Priest’s Hole.
All in all, an excellent day of bird watching, Chianti-drinking and Sun-burning.