We were blessed with glorious weather and the county looked at its best. We were not due to arrive until after 4.30pm so we went to Smallhythe Place, which was where the great Victorian/Edwardian actress Ellen Terry, spent her final years. She loved the place and we could well see why.
|Look closely at the levels!!|
The highlight of the day was the afternoon that we spent at Great Dixter the home of the late Christopher Lloyd . We could have looked round the house and gardens but decided to leave the house until another day. The gardens suited N and I because they didn't appear structured and were just a profusion of plants, wonderful topiary and for me, a beautiful pruned fig tree!
|A pruned fig tree!|
|The long border with a wild flower meadow in the foreground|
|Are these topiary mice?|
I thought these were mice, but N didn't. What do you think?
Well we did spend some money in their nursery and we came home with plants as a souvenir of our short break in Kent.