We visited Houghton Lodge Gardens near Stockbridge in Hampshire with my brother and his Jack Russell dog called Emma. He had visited this garden once before with my sister-in-law who thought the garden and location were so special.They had originally discovered it while searching for gardens that welcome dogs. It didn't take us long to fall under it's spell too.
We visited the Peacock Garden first. The peacock was made out of recycled materials and stood proudly surrounded by topiary.
I noticed this bee on the cardoon, it's body was covered in pollen!
The water meadows led down to the beautiful, clear, River Test. We met the resident Alpacas Tom, Dick and Harry!
We could only admire this beautiful boat house from a distance.
As we wandered along the river bank we noticed a fisherman on the opposite bank fishing for brown trout.
Do you think that Tavi and Emma were lucky enough to have some too ?
How could we resist those imploring eyes?