The other day we popped over to nearby Packwood House, which is a favourite haunt of ours, and where the bugs find OH tasty, he always gets bitten at Packwood! It was mum's birthday, so we took a picnic and had a wander around in the house and outside through the trees, avoiding the scorching sun.. Afterwards, we had a cream tea in their new tea rooms.
Those lovely new blue and white tiles were made by Fired Earth and feature Packwood scenes. They are in the new cafe area.
I'm wearing; charity shopped M&S linen trousers £1, Matalan top, 50p, slightly tatty Furla leather bag, 50p, old BHS straw hat and crocs slides, sale bargain.
I never tire of taking photos of Packwood, it is so beautiful. Hard to believe that the clipped Yew trees here date back to the 17th century, and there are over 100 of them, laid out to represent the Sermon on the Mount. More info here on wikipedia
The gardens are so pretty, so nicely laid out. There are lots of sundials at Packwood, I've never counted them but they are everywhere
I would just love a walled garden, with a tower at each corner, and doorways through to the outside.
The inside isn't bad either.
This huge tapestry hangs in the hall
The guide in the dining room told us they once had over 100 guests for dinner, must have had lots of separate sittings!
All the rooms are well proportioned, you can easily imagine yourself living there
Can you see the huge (fake) spider in the plughole? Eek!
Thanks again Packwood, for recharging our batteries in such a beautiful and relaxing environment.