A couple of weekends ago, my friends Katy, Alison and I went to Doddington Hall, just outside Lincoln, for the start of their snowdrop season. The weather was reasonably kind but the wind was bitterly cold. Doddington Hall is a beautiful red brick Elizabethan house and well worth a visit, though on this occasion, it was all about the gardens.
A very kind person had made this very photogenic arrangement with the old pump, a hellebore and some horseshoes.
A final view of those sweet chestnuts.
Here are the topiary unicorns at the front of the house, standing guard.
It was a lovely visit with lots of beautiful early spring flowers to enjoy.