|A beautiful golden pear tree adorned |
|Close up detail of a pear (left) and blossom (right)|
|A beautiful Magnolia Soulangiana.|
|The whole Magnolia tree.|
|A lovely robin was singing away in the sunshine!|
|The Bishops Courtyard garden |
(as per previous post).
|One of the formal laid gardens.|
|A lovely fountain.|
|A charming little statue of a child holding a bird.|
|The Palace is home to a very old grape vine|
of the Black Hamburg variety.
|The vine inside the vine house.....|
|...and part of the vine system outside |
the vine house.
|The King's Orchard complete with daffodils.|
On the garden tour we were shown the
greenhouses where this years bedding
plants are being cultivated.
|In the tropical greenhouse.|
|Misseltoe was growing in the trees.|
|A coot nesting on the lake.|
|The long canal/lake with fountains at the end.|
|The Three Graces statue.|
|The main lawns to the rear of the Palace |
the yew trees are kept in this cone shape.
|Some lovely Mute Swans graced the ponds - |
here we are having a major preening session!
|The sun caught the water spray off this |
fountain making a lovely rainbow.
|The formal gardens - these were returned to |
their original style only recently as they had
become very overgrown.
|A lovely long view of the Palace from the |
end of the gardens.
|Another view of the Palace.|
|The lawns and topiary of the garden.|
|You can take a tour by horse drawn carriage |
around the gardens.
|One of the many lovely statues in the gardens.|