But when we arrived at the Palace instead of looking like the picture it looked like this
Work in progress on the old girl -- which doesn't lend well to pictures!!!! And we did get to tour the inside but again, there were no pictures (much easier to sell the 5 pound souvenir picture books!)
But there are magnificent gardens and they are outside and pictures are perfectly permissible!!!!
The water gardens behind Blenheim --
The lower terrace of water gardens
The rose garden -- and I am assuming that this is a fountain that was filled in and planted with more roses.
Not all roses are blooming -- it will be a sight when they are -- but these were and the fragrance divine -- imagine the aroma wafting from the garden when all is in bloom!
And my favorite the lavender garden -- with rows of lavender, a big bed of rosemary and these rose arbors!
It's more of a country house garden than a palace garden -- and that's more my thing -- for I'm not a palace dweller -- I'm a country girl!
And not far from the lavender garden was an exhibit which I thoroughly enjoyed -- a garden exhibit:
About glass houses and cloches -- glass cloches were originally for the garden. And I love the terra cotta rhubarb ones!
Similar to the one on the right -- and can you imagine the glass ones in a garden?
And what is a garden without a potting shed --
With a place to pot and those wonderful English clay pots (which I wish I could bring home -- they are so inexpensive but oh so heavy and oh, so breakable!
And a place to water!
I'd love to have this potting shed in the garden at Linderhof -- but alas -- it' s as big as Linderhof's kitchen!!!!
We're off on another adventure today -- to Stonehenge and Salisbury and Bath with Daughter Sarah and her Andy.