Ascott House

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This weekend I visited Ascott House, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire. The highlight of inside the house was a large turner painting but the gardens were the main attraction. We visited at a perfect time for the cherry blossom and tulips. I painted a little watercolour of the fountain in the house courtyard.

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The ring around the mound here is a moat with petals thick like snow falling all around

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And this is a sundial made of hedges. The inner hedges form roman numerals of the clock and the outer hedges spell out “light and shade in turn. love always”. Then either side there were heart shaped hedges filled with flowers

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