It's a wonderful place, I'd be very happy to visit again and again. My son,who is training as an arborist, bounced around testing me on tree names. I'm not great and he is great. Then questioning me about shrubs, on which I am a little better.
Here are some pictures which came out ok:
|Fruit pods of Koelreuteria paniculata, leaves above. ( I know this as it said on it!).|
|Bark is so beautiful|
There is an arboretum as well as the formal garden. Also a vegetable garden and orchard.
|These look like stooped people walking across the lawn.|
|Indian Bean Tree|
Suddenly we came across compost heaps. Imagine having all that space to collect and process your compost. I can't help getting excited about compost heaps.