As a birthday present (our birthdays are only one day apart) I took Lin on an excursion to Scotney Castle. The castle is owned by The National Trust and is situated near Lamberhurst in Kent. There are over 700 acres of grounds, including gardens, a medieval castle and a Victorian house, known as Scotney New Castle. There was plenty to keep us occupied.
Planting in the quarry garden
Lin stops to read a notice board.
The Victorian castle through the vegetation of the quarry garden
Our sight of the medieval castle …
The castle is surrounded by a moat.
Part of the medieval castle is in ruins.
The castle through a window in the ruin
Clematis surrounding the window in the ruin
View from the window of the medieval castle
Part of he river that supplies the moat
The Victorian castle – in reality a stately home
Part of the terrace of the Victorian castle
A cat tries to catch a fish in the fountain.
Roses in the walled garden
Chickens also find a home here.
Walled garden with greenhouse
Giovanni Legrenzi – Sonata à 6, ‘La Buscha’