Mapperton House is a hundred plus years younger than Cothay and was extensively ‘remodelled’ in the 1660s and then again in the 18th century but remains a stunningly beautiful building. Lots of great images on their website but the point of this blog is to show you the gardens in the rain…
So, moving on…. The house at Mapperton is situated at the top of a valley, down which its gardens run in a series of Italianate canals and pools….
separated by fountains…..
overlooked by a fine orangerie…
an some rather fine hydrangea ‘trees’ – a new one on both of us –
and Bishop of Llandaff dahlias – all enjoying the rain….