Monday, June 30, 2014

Belton House

We visited Belton House at the weekend because there was a food and craft fayre on. The fayre was a little disappointing with only a few stalls there but the grounds were beautiful.

We visited the little church with its gorgeous stained glass windows.

Then on down the grounds

Past a lot of little rabbits

Then up to the lake and the boat house.

Then on up to the second little lake which was covered in lily pads.

We then made our way back to the main house through beautiful flower gardens.

We even ventured into the maze ..... But only a short way in.

We also saw lots of deer in the grounds but they wouldn't let you get close enough for photos.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fulbeck Hall

We spent a lovely afternoon walking around the gardens of Fulbeck Hall. These aren't usually open to the public but they were open today as part of the open gardens scheme.

There were lots of winding paths and shady little spots to sit in.

You could wind round wild areas


Stroll around more formal gardens

Sit in small hidden spots 

Shelter from the sun in this leafy cave in the bamboo.

There were lots of interesting plants and flowers too. I've no idea what these are but I loved looking at them.

Finally, we made our way back and had coffee and home made cake.

On our way back to our car we were lucky enough to spot this beauty.