We went to a choral evensong before dinner - not having been to church in a while, I'm glad to report I wasn't struck by lighting either on my way in or out. The youth choir did a lovely job.
Every pew had prayer kneelers that had been done by hand.
This is the Sensory Garden - originally called the Blind Garden and built in 1990. Nothing like a nice old wall to give a garden a bit of charm.....
And a few more photos of the grounds.
Lovely old ruins.
And a few quick snaps from the gardens.
When I visit a garden, I always like to look around to see what I've learned. My take-away thoughts - it almost doesn't matter what you've got in the garden, if you've got really old walls it all looks fabulous; lavender grows much better in England than it does here - if it doesn't look like this, don't grow it; and sometimes the old boring dependable plants - like petunias are the absolute right choice - the look of the Angel was made by the addition of the petunia window boxes.