On our visit to Upton House last month, the gardens had just burst into leaf and bloom and were looking absolutely glorious.
The house sits on top of a hill with the gardens behind it dropping down into a valley. Nearer the house are more formal areas, looking beautiful with tulips and wallflowers in late spring. Incredible flights of stone steps take you downwards, passing the kitchen gardens and a swimming pool, to a lake at the bottom. When we were there the lake had been drained for repair, but was due to be refilled again by the end of the year.
I used a piece of Amy Tan Better Together paper for my background, and some gold striped paper (which I had been hoarding!) by MME along with lots of chipboard shapes, die cuts from the Starshine collection, and completing the page with faux enamel dots made using Nuvo Crystal Drops.
I think it would be nice to revisit the house and gardens later in the year, maybe to see some autumn colour.