Below is the view looking back to the entrance/cafe, check out those artichokes.
On the right it the gate into the main gardens which you can see at the very edge of the 1st pic.
Inside this is a magical place of 'rooms' as proper landscape designers call them. But immediently to the right was the most glorious old greenhouse with peaches growing away merrily and just out of reach - darn it! On the outside of this long building was a huge line of lavender-like flowers ('nepetias', I am told by my hubby here) full to bursting with bees. This gave us the idea to grow loads of lavender on our plot, something I'll write about soon.
You can see some beautiful trained beech trees on the left here, they were a big feature around the gardens except at the very back wall (in the distance in this 2nd photo) which was totally covered in many different types of apple. Just lovely, though again there was a sign forbidding you to eat any ~ double darn it!
Well, we'll be back to see the progress as a good lot of the main walled gardens is pretty young and it will be nice to watch it mature.