Stockton Bury is a working farm with a beatutiful 4-acre garden set amongst medieval farm buildings. If you are in the area, it is well worth a visit and you can buy unusual plants there too.
From the car park you walk past the orchard where the sheep graze, you can see the tithe barn in the corner.
Beautiful wisteria on one of outbuildings - also the plant sales area.
The main house
Indside the greenhouse.
I loved the secret garden with it's own folly and view onto the countryside. It was so well hidden we almost missed it.
The water area at the bottom of the garden is the Dingle Garden and hides a grotto behind the trees.
Lovely rose arch.
I'll bet the bees love living here.
I have shown just a few highlights, the gardens are utterly charming, with lots of planting ideas that wouldn't be impossible to achieve on a smaller scale. I would definately visit there again. You can see more lovely pics on their website here.
As for the ballerina, she's a tiny Dresden figurine I thrifted recently. She's only about 4" tall, but so sweet and pretty - and pink!
She's lost a finger and a bit of her dress at the back, but that's no big deal. Currently gracing my mantelpiece.
Well, hope you all have a good weekend, I'm not booting, but if you are I hope you have a fruitful day!