After a long weekend with Emi and a lot of driving! I dropped her off at the station in Basingstoke and decided to visit The Vyne on my way home. The Vyne is a National Trust Tudor palace. I was a bit disappointed in the palace itself because they had just completed a roof restoration and don’t fully reopen until later this week. I wandered through a couple of rooms, but most of it was still closed to the public. So I guess it means I will be back again to see the house itself.
The grounds were spectacular though, and they had a vegetable garden which I loved seeing. Also the gardener must love dahlias as much as I do because I’ve never seen so many varieties in the same place! They were amazing. These are just a few:
They had a beautiful little circular herb garden with a bee hive at the center. I thought it was a really great idea and they must get the most delicious honey from the bees feeding off the fragrant herbs.
Here are few other shots to leave you with on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, enjoy!