So here we are back in Hampshire and still wandering around the miles of paths along which we explored the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
The Acer Grove was full of colour when the sun hit the foliage after the dullness of the rains.
The Pinetum was a wonderful place to explore the many shapes of the trees and the texture and colour of their needles. Cones added even more interest. Not a great lover of conifers I felt myself enjoying being among their rich variety.
But the broadleaved trees were my stars of the gardens with their colourful bark, flowers and the leaves.
Jude was easily distracted by this wonderfully sculptural swing!
We continued to discover a huge variety of sculptural pieces along every path and around every corner.
But there was so much more than trees and sculpture to enjoy at these amazing gardens – we found so many interesting colourful flowering plants too.
I will finish part two of our visit to the Harold Hillier Gardens with these photos of an amazing archway over a path and a beautifully coloured and shaped pot.