Hidcote Manor is as beautiful as I remembered it. The gardens clearly show signs of the very long winter, as many things that should be in full flower by now are another week or so from opening. Ultimately, that had very little impact on our day because the gardens are simply breathtaking. It's really hard to choose just a few photos, but I'll do my best.
|I so want to go through this door near the entrance|
|This Aquilegia (Columbine) looks like a star|
|An iconic view|
After a few hours at Hidcote Manor, we headed basically across the road to Kiftsgate Court, a garden started by a woman and kept going by her daughter and now her granddaughter. It's very different to Hidcote, but it really is pretty spectacular in its own right.
|Views for miles|
|A garden that invites you in|
|The pool and folly beyond|
Tomorrow we're off to see more grand vistas and to have a tour of Oxford. Sounds like the rain might get us, though. Stay tuned.