Asthall Manor, truly ‘on form’ (thank you Janus)
The English weather never ceases to surprise.
Wet and windy Saturday, dull and over cast all Sunday morning, white cloud and sunny intervals in the afternoon, followed by another downpour in the evening. Which all-in-all meant that the open gardens, (2-6 pm) were saved from being a washout and it was actually quite pleasant.
I had promised to go to my friends’ open garden, in a village near Cheltenham, and on the way I planned a stop, about half-way to their house, at Astall Manor’s, On Form Sculpture. What a treat, though a treat which wasn’t cheap.
The setting is glorious, the sculpture various and wonderful and all the while I wished I could have arranged to have a companion with me to share my ooohs and ahhhs!
However Cycloman was out on his bike and the boys revising.
The hollow of a marble sculpture, filled with rain and decorated with petals
presumably by some visiting child with an eye for colour.
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Afterwards I went to see a few more gardens on a smaller, more attainable scale!