Good morning everyone on this glorious wall to wall blue sky and sunshiny start to the day, I hope it's the same where you are...hugs
As many of you know, I have not been able to take my cameras walkies for about 15 months due to not being able to walk much nowadays, but my shiny new blue badge has made it possible for me to visit Elvaston Castle Country Park (virtually my local park) for the first time in quite a while. I only took my small camera this time but I so enjoyed it. These are just a few of the photographs I took while I was shuffling around :o)
Maybe not the best I've ever taken but the enjoyment I got was tremendous :o)
The formal gardens are Grade 2 listed.
If you follow the path on photograph 3, you eventually arrive at the magnificent Golden Gates, brought back from the Napoleonic wars by the then Earl of Harrinton.
Remember those gardenia photographs, well the bush they grow on is on photograph 7, no blooms yet as it is a tad early for them, but I hope to be back there in Aug when they are in bloom again because those flowers are spectacular!