Thenford is about an hour's journey from home. We set off late morning and arrived just as the garden opened. We were faced with an immediate dilemma. Did we join the small queue for soup or go through and join the scrum around the snowdrop stall. People were bee-lining for the stall and scooping up the precious snowdrops. We decided that lunch would be first and we would take our chances with the snowdrops.
Snowdrops purchased and safely stowed back in the car, we set out into the garden. Rarely has a map been so needed. This is not a small garden and there is much to see.
In the sculpture garden these are used to great effect. The concept of garden rooms is well established but these were more like garden peep-holes.
There is more, so much more to this garden but I am going to stop here. As ever I think it is better to leave much untold in the hope that if possible readers can go and discover for themselves. It is worth it.
With grateful thanks to Lord Heseltine for giving me permission to write about my visit.
Other snowdrop garden visits this year:
Easton Walled Gardens
Little Ponton Hall
Blackberry Garden snowdrops
Holme Pierrepont Hall