It's great to visit a real twenty first century garden. So many gardens we can visit are lovely but part of their loveliness is that they have been there for centuries and have developed over the years. Brightwater Garden is less than twenty years old so comparatively new.
Some parts are formally designed like this wonderful peony garden. Unfortunately the peonies haven't enjoyed the changeable weather this year.
It's a delightful garden designed by owners who have a passion for wildlife so although it has its formal areas there are also swathes of wildflowers.
Many plants are bee and butterfly friendly.
When I sat on this bench I did so with great care as I was sharing it with a bee! There was the odd butterfly in evidence today but the weather wasn't at its most papilionem friendly - maybe as the year gets warmer.
Ellie the dog runs along this wall checking on visitors.
A lovely morning out although quite a lot of the garden isn't mobility scooter accessible. Sadly this is the last year that the garden will be open other than at snowdrop time.