Today we had a wonderful day out at the National Trust's Mottisfont in Hampshire. Having once been told off for taking photos in a National Trust house I only took photos of the gardens which are wonderful.
The Walled Garden was just beautiful with the scent of roses and lavender. There are so many roses still in bud and when they do flower they will be a spectacular sight.
We walked along the River Test where this swan was having a nice afternoon nap till we woke it up!
This is a graveyard for some of the dogs who have lived here. I think the ivy growing up the wall looks like a hand!
From 3 July to 30 September Mottisfont is hosting a Beatrix Potter exhibition.
A collection of original water colour prints.
3 July 11am - 30 September 4.30pm
Join in with the free activities - face painting, story telling and activities
3 July 12am - 4 July 4.30pm
Peter Rabbit Trail
Can you find Peter Rabbit? Self guided family trail around the grounds.
3 July 11am - 31 July 5pm
Beatrix Potter Time: Seeds of Yesteryear
Come along and make a paper pot planter and sow selected varieties of heritage seeds.
10 July 12pm - 3pm
Beatrix Potter Storytime
Come along and listen to the beautiful tales wrote by one of best loved childrens authors, Beatrix Potter.
This is going to be Mr MacGregor's garden.