Firstly, a photo Dad took of me and Mam when we were sitting waiting for him and Nan to catch up to us.
The gardens were more interesting to Dad and Nan than to us really. For me it was because apart from the odd thing Mam could read to me, the odd carved thing I could examine and the odd whiff of a nice smelling plant or flower the garden didn't offer much. For Mam it was because she's not a big fan of places like this anyway (we went mostly so Nan and Dad would go, because they wouldn't go if we didn't). It's not that Mam doesn't like flowers, it's just that after a little look to see if they look nice and a quick whiff of the scent, that's enough for her. I used to enjoy places like this, but since I can't see the flowers any more it's difficult to properly appreciate them.
This arch was one of the "carved things" available for me to investigate. Apparently it was made of recycled stones. Actually, most of the garden is meant to be recycled things... Recycled quite a while ago though.
I'd have liked to be able to give you more info with the photos, but I was only half listening to Mam reading the signs that were up so I don't remember what they said. Sorry. Maybe I'll see if I can find some info for you and post it on my blog at a later date?
Here are some photos of us by what Mam and I have nicknamed "Donald's house"... LOL! I'll explain why in the next post when I post a photo of Donald.