The visit to Mottisfont a couple of weeks ago was en route to a stay in Bournemouth for youngest daughter's graduation. It was a lovely couple of days by the sea and exploring the New Forest and as usual I found some gardens to visit.
This is the Red House Museum garden in Christchurch. Tucked away near the Priory and the Quay, it's a peaceful, pretty place, packed with roses and cottage flowers.
I loved the walled herb garden with it's sunken lawn and pond.
I then had a wander round the beautiful Priory and admired the stained glass windows.
And here is youngest daughter after the ceremony. She actually finished last year, but for various reasons had to wait for this year's graduation. We're incredibly proud that she made it in the end.
We rounded off the day with a trip to the beach near Hengistbury Head for a cooling paddle.