Our first visit to Mapperton gardens.
The 12th century church of All Saints adjoining Mapperton House.
Mapperton House. The oldest parts of the house date from the 16th century.
The croquet lawns.
The Italianate garden laid out by Mrs Ethel Labouchere in her husband’s memory in the 1920s.
An alternate view showing the orangery.
The steps up to the orangery were covered in erigeron.
There is a lot of symmetry in this formal Italian garden.
This view shows the steep sides of the valley with the house at a higher level.
The lower garden contains 17th century fish ponds.
The summer house and fish ponds.
Another view of the ponds and summer house.
A camera club visit to capture the autumn colours.
Leaves and steps.
A saw a photo here but didn't quite pull it off.
It was quite difficult to find a subject that had separation from its surroundings.