You have been here with me on previous occasions. I love their flower garden, every time I come here it looks different.
Our garden is very "green" right now, with very little of any other colour. Here at Barrington Court, in their sheltered walled gardens, it is awash with wallflowers, all shades mixed together.
On a warm day like today the scent is overwhelming, mixed with scents of lilac bushes and azaleas.
But there is another reason why we visited today.
Unusually for historical properties, this one is empty of any furniture and fittings.
That means that National Trust can stage various venues here, like the Christmas Fayre you came to with me last November.
At the moment there is an exhibition of Antony Gormley's ( of Angel of the North ) "Field for the British Isles", collection of some 40,000 clay figures, made by a community of families in Merseyside, spread over the floors of 3 rooms of the house. For this work Antony Gormley won the Turner Prize in 1994.
The 40,000 tiny clay figures are all different, all shapes and sizes and colours, just like we are.
The picture changes with the change of the light and sunlight coming in through the windows.
And when you are standing there in the doorway, they all seem to be looking just at you.
Art is a different thing to different people, and although there is an original message behind this work of art ( a different way of looking at human presence), it is up to us how we interpret it. We found it quite touching, it was like seeing real people.
There have been several other "Fields" around the world, made by local communities.
"Fields for the British Isles" has travelled around UK, and now we are lucky enough to see it here in Somerset. If you are in the area, don't miss it.
For me of course, no visit here would be complete without popping in the plant shop,
although my purchases were very controlled today, just some thread for my current projects.