There were a few small azaleas in bloom, but nothing like the show that you can expect later in the year, however a surprise bonus was the display of tulips in the formal garden next to the glasshouses.
Inside the house we noticed the William Morris designed ceramic tiles
and the Four Seasons stained glass at either side of the fireplace.
The panels were originally back lit by daylight, but further building construction cut off that source of light. They are therefore illuminated electrically, not quite as evenly as would have originally been the case.
Sony NEX 6 Various manual focus lenses.