Another visit to Upton House.
We parked the car and started walking along the avenue that leads
to the house.
We walked around the house and reached the big lawn at the back which in turn, leads to the ha ha
Standing at the edge of the ha ha we could see the terraces of flowerbeds and the vegetable garden, and in the distance, the mirror pool
The steps that lead down to the mirror pool
lots of colour at this time of year
including various types of poppy
Lavender borders this path
while this one is bordered with bushes
we reached an enclosed small garden
looking back at the steps
Artichokes in the vegetable garden
A stunning shade of blue.
The mirror pool looked different this time
the level of the water was very low
but seeing the water lilies was a great pleasure
lots and lots of fish. Are they baby carp? Not sure
Looking up we could see the terraced garden and the ha ha
We moved on and reached another pool
which is next to the bog garden
which was a delight. Lots of colour
and lots of small pools
The hostas in flower
We walked along the various paths
and reached the ornamental rhubarb
which has reached gigantic proportions.
Hostas in abundance
and lots of colour
Another small pool
We then retraced our steps to the air raid shelter on the sunken lawn
erected especially to commemorate the Battle of Britain
The path that leads up to the house is steep
The restaurant where we had lunch was busy
and the woodland walk, which leads to the car park, afforded welcome shade.