Can’t believe its been a year since we first discovered Randwick Wap and here we are again. It doesn’t get any more quintessentially rural England than this. Parade and dunking of the ‘mayor’ and ‘wap queen’, rolling of the cheeses, country fair and, of course, Morris Dancing.
Created by Sir Roy Strong and his wife, designer Julia Trvelyan Oman in the 70’s, its major influences are Italian renaissance and formal Tudor/Stuart tradition.
During the war the house was used as the Canadian High Commission
The garden, containing many inter connecting garden rooms, has a number monuments and decorative features
|and, of course, tea n cakes|
Whitfield House and Gardens
Whitfield lies at the centre of the former hunting forest of Treville, part of the Royal Forest of Haywood. Records of the area date back to the C12.
Amongst its impressive features – Camellia glass house
|lemons for the G&T|
Pinetum with some impressive sequoias
The now disused canal has been transformed into a number of small fishing lakes. The lower lake had a folly castle ruin built on its small island.
and wonderful woodland walks