Is this Heaven? No, it’s Lacock Abbey!

Mark had a flexi day today and we headed to one of our favourite haunts – Lacock Abbey.

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Lacock Abbey

I think the abbey gardens look their best at this time of year. We were a little late for most of the apple blossom in the orchard, but not all…and the cow parsley and wild garlic finery made up for it. We started with the walled garden, admired the International Garden Photographer of the Year photos and oohed and aahed at the splendour in the botanic garden.

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I confess I get excited about the smallest of things and today the allotments were open!! That tantalising gate is usually closed, but not today!

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On into the orchard through another gate I had not been allowed through before…

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Followers of my blog will know I can never resist photographing the tree of light in the orchard…and today was no exception!

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Out of the orchard in to the gardens…dressed in their Sunday best:

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Around the pond (or is it a lake?) and in to the cloisters…

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Just time to admire the prisms hanging in the Fox Talbot Museum before heading to King John’s Hunting Lodge for a pot of Margaret’s magical tea (cures all ills!) and a vegetable bobbin.

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Then a walk through the village and back to the car park.

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Quintessentially Lacock

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Now you may have heard of dog day afternoons, but we had a cat day morning!

In the village..

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And finally…check there is nobody else around…

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…and weeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

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