I paid a brief visit to Mount Stewart estate this afternoon.
I donned the wellington boots and went for a walk to the Rose Garden.
This part of the demesne is awaiting restoration, including the Dairy, the Vinery, the Rose Garden and the walled garden itself.
I could hear a brood of juvenile swallows in one of the outbuildings.
This splendid demesne is a property of the National Trust.
The gardens are superb.