Longstock Park Water Garden, Hampshire

The River Test in Hampshire is one of the world’s finest chalk streams, renowned for the quality of its dry fly fishing. I am no angler, but it doesn’t take an expert to see that the water is as fresh and clear as anything that ever came out of a tap – probably cleaner too. […]

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Houghton Lodge Gardens, Hampshire

It came as no great surprise to learn that Houghton Lodge was once voted one of the most desirable houses in England. A letter to the current owners from a passer by, politely offering to buy the house, is framed and displayed in the visitor area. Whilst admittedly cheeky, I suspect it merely commits to […]

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