Having visited Brightwater Gardens, we then went on to Hackthorn Hall, part of the Hackthorn Estate. The gardens are open three times a year and this was the first time this year, opening for the snowdrops. When I looked back at my photos, snowdrops didn't figure very highly - I was obviously more interested in the box hedge and the blossom.
The box hedges either side of the path leading to the church were cut into a beautiful undulating pattern.
It was a very photogenic view (except for the blue pipe across the path!)
I did take this photo of a clump of snowdrops growing inside the hedge.
This formal garden appealed to me and I'm sure that the summer planting will soften the lines.
Looking back towards the church.
We wandered through the woodland and I liked the ground covering ivy, camouflaging more clumps of snowdrops.
I loved the image of the church as seen through the blossom and sunshine. We went to the walled garden, which has several greenhouses, one containing the second oldest grape vine in the UK, after the one at Hampton Court. We stopped off at the village hall for tea and crumpets and then made our way home, after a lovely day.