When my sons were little, however, it was under the care of the V&A, and was a bit of a backwater in terms of Grand Houses that one visited. This was perfect for us as there was no charge for visiting the gardens, and my boys had many happy afternoons running around and playing in the little summer houses there. Indeed, the Ham and Petersham NCT often had weekly afternoon meetings there in the spring, summer and autumn. So my friends and I could have a peaceful cup of tea while our children had the time of their lives playing together.
We went on Sunday with our little girl, for a food event. There were stalls in the kitchen garden with all sorts of local food. It was lovely low key and full of enthusiastic producers, small scale and interesting.
I really must start going to my local National Trust houses and exploring more.
|Waiting for some delicious recipes!|
|Grains from a local Surrey Farm|
|A mill for oats, such fun|
|A grander mill to produce flour|
|Locally grown vegetables to plant|
|Not so sure!|
|The Kew Garden student's stall,|
I bought some Damsons
|What's through this door?|
|I do love doors in walls! Full of mystery....|