Our short holiday was coming to an end; one last look at the view of Malvern,
in the early morning mist; time to go home.
But there was one more stop to make, one more place to visit, while we were passing so close anyway -
The weather changed again, cold and dull, getting worse my the minute.
By the time we arrived at Hidcote, out car thermometer was showing just 12C outside, it was wet and windy.
Not an ideal day to visit a famous garden, but despite the weather, the car park was filling up fast and, with cars and coaches.
To the left of the Manor House is a small entrance to something wonderful,
one of the best known Arts & Crafts gardens in Britain.
National Trust .
This is a real treat for any gardener, and I spent a couple of hours juggling my umbrella with my camera, hands red and blue with cold, but I was determined to take as many pictures as I could. Sometimes I had to wait few minutes for groups of people to move on, to get a clear shot.
And I know I did not see everything.
Later at home I spent some time editing them, adding more light; the day was so dull.
The planting at Hidcote is seasonal, so as to have plenty of interest at any time of year.
Right now it is a transition between spring and summer.
I want to come back here again, hopefully on a better day...
Enough of that; I hope you will enjoy the pictures.