It’s tradition to go and visit a house or a garden on a bank holiday, or it was a tradition when I was younger but It seems hobbies, DIY projects and acquiring allotments took over our lives. This Easter bank holiday however, we decided as a family to go to a National Trust location literally 15 minutes down the road which we had never, ever visited before believe it or not!
Mottisfont Abbey was crafted from a medieval priory, with a walled garden and lots of estate to explore it was the perfect day out. The sun decided to shine for the majority of the day and we had a lovely look around the gardens before walking beside the river and through the wild meadow. A quick spot of delicious lunch in the beautifully furnished kitchen cafe before looking around the large house and at the Lichfield Photography exhibition upstairs to end the most perfect of days.
I have been so busy on mine and my Dads allotments lately that it was lovely to have a day off from all the digging and weeding to walk around these lovely gardens. And the best thing about today? We joined the National Trust so we are planning on going back in the Summer for picnic’s and to see the gardens in full bloom! No doubt there will be plenty of more photographs to follow 🙂