Here we are again in the beautiful gardens of the Englsh Inn. They have an exact replica of Anne Hathaways cottage that is the most charming little structure I've seen in a very long time.
The flower beds were over-grown and needed a wee bit of attention, but I think that added to the over all enchantment of the grounds. The colors were amazing what with the leaves turning and the boxwood dressed in bright yellow and orange. You can see a peek of them in the picture below and two more down.
The cottage roof needed a bit of repair work as some of the thatching was missing and I wondered how many birds have stopped there to pick up some home improvements for their own nests.
Looking out from the garden to the buildings beyond.
Hubby stopped to examine the construction of the crude Medieval chairs that were surprisingly comfortable. He actually preferred these to the chairs in the restaurant we had eaten in the day before...hmmm.
Oh look! Could it be?
Is that the lamp the leads to Spare Ooom and the lands beyond the Wardrobe?
The gardens and grounds did have a magical feel about them.
Almost as if we were there.
The trees adorned in their autumn colors.
The Village of Shakespeare was all but abandoned.
Not a soul in sight.
One morning hubby and I decided to have breakfast in the sunken garden. We wandered through the path and down the stone steps that led to the garden follie at the heart of the garden. Strolling across the lawn something caught my eye. When I turned to look he was about four feet away and staring right at me. Mind you, I've been attacked by a deer before so what do I do? I stop...say hello...and back out of the garden ever so quietly. He stood as silent as a statue the entire time we ate. Hubby offered him a peice of his bannana, but he just sniffed it and went back to standing watch over his beautiful garden so we left him in peace and went about our way.
There are so many pictures of the grounds that I'd like to share with you, but there were other places we visited and other garden to share...like Hatley Park...that I believe was my favorite so I'll share it next...
until then, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Oh Ellen B., have you been to Hatley Park?
You may need to go visit it very soon :-).