Our teenager wanted to visit the adventure playground - one of the few with equipment suitable for older children. We, meanwhile, wandered round the adjacent farmyard - meeting a strange, and rather large, Blue-faced Leicester sheep, 3 day old Old-spot piglets, looking like a row of dalmatian puppies and cute pygmy goats.
Then we pottered off to the gardens..
Lots of rain recently meant that all the fountains were in full flow
|a truly 'weeping' willow, sending out jets of water|
|Canal Pond view - towards the House|
|Canal Pond view - out over the valley|
The flat grassed area around the Canal Pond was the site of a sculpture exhibition, showing work from the long career of Anthony Caro.
Not really my kind of Art, so off we went to the flower garden..