12th August 2011

Acorn Bank Gardens


the red sandstone house at Acorn Bank (not open to the public)


another shot of the house


Portugese Quince in the walled garden


the main house from the orchard


flowers in the walled garden


the main house seen over the pond


an impressive gate near the pond


newt in the pond - but I don't think it's a great crested newt unless it's a very young one


the restored watermill


the internal mechanism for grinding grain


the mill wheel


a close up shot of the wheel


rain falling into the pond on the return route


a muddy backwater


a wet waterlily in the pond


looking back at the entrance gate