WhatfettleWaddesdon Walk

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A Good Friday outing to Waddesdon Manor a nearby National Trust property.

Waddesdon Back

Waddesdon Front

Waddesdon Side

Waddesdon

Wall

The house isn’t very British. In fact I’d say Waddesdon is Marlinspike:

Tintin Au Waddesdon

Waddesdon is famous for its formal bedding:

Bedding

Aviary

There were some curious caves near the Tulip Garden. I regaled how some Victorian gentry would pay hermits to live in purpose built hermitages to much derision. Phil probably more realistically described how such structures were often used to store ice:

Cave

I guess they’re simply a folly. Anyway, the kids loved them:

Chimney

We liked the new gorilla statue by Angus Fairhurst. You’re supposed to be puzzled why a herbivore is carrying a salmon. The rugby ball was Phil’s addition to this enigma:

Gorilla

Classical statuary abounds:

Statue

Headpost

Lion

Sadly the daffodils were just about over:

Daffodils Tub

Daffodils

Anna PavordKeukenhof sounds like much better value.

The Tulip Patch

There wasn’t much to see in the Tulip Patch itself yet, but the formal display of Tulips at the back of the house should be very impressive:

Tulips

Into the stables for an ice cream:

Stables Gable

Stables Tea

This wasn’t posed, honest:

Alignment

The dairy looks just a little too nice to be real:

Dairy

So homeward bound through the Tree Fern walk:

Tree Ferns