When weather like this hits the UK you can't just sit around. So it was up to the Cotswolds, in bright sunshine, to the Manors of Rockcliffe and Campden. Topiary abounded, vistas were amazing, croquet lawns and tea n cakes provided :)
This is a large traditional English garden, around 8 acres which includes pink garden, white and blue garden, herbaceous border, rose terrace, large walled kitchen garden and orchard. Greenhouses and pathway of topiary birds lead up through an orchard to a stone dovecot.
As you get to the end of a very long drive you are greeted with a breath taking view of the manor house and its spectacular C17 tythe barn. The flora was spectacular and the walk round the lake ended in true fashion with tea on the lawn.