This week Mark and I have welcomed two of our favourite Swedes in to our home and endeavoured to share with them a few of our favourite places. It has been a blissful week, gentle pottering around stately homes and gardens with frequent stops for elevensies, lunch and afternoon tea. We started the week with Tyntesfield.
The walk through the estate, with stops to look at the map, led us past the rose garden (now more lavender than roses) to the wonderful kitchen garden and on to the house.
This year Bristol is dotted with giant Gromits, all differently decorated. This one, at Tyntesfield, was designed by garden designer Diarmuid Gavin.
As we were in the area, we stopped off in Clevedon for a walk on the pier (and an ice cream, of course)
I still need to sort out the photos of Barrington Court, Lytes Cary, Lacock Abbey, afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel and Dyrham Park…so brace yourself for more photos of gardens and houses!