I'd heard the West Dean Gardens had the house open for 2 days... today being the first.. This, apparently is an annual event and one I've not been aware of before.
Got there early, and had a wander before going into the house... which is amazing..
so after that with the sun shining, Mr Ponders, Billie and I went for a stroll around the gardens..
In the shop... a woolly lamb ..
After a bit to eat, the day still being ok weatherwise, I dropped in to Winkworth Arboretum.. the Bluebells are at their best!! And the Azaleas and almost in full bloom
and one of my fave views from the viewing point
Lovely day and as I drove home... I drove through a hail shower!!