Marble Surface

2014

Barnsdale Gardens & Rutland Water

We had almost perfect conditions for taking photographs in a garden setting: warm sunshine, a light breeze and good visibility. 39 individual gardens are spread over an 8-acre site, and there are no slopes or awkward steps to negotiate. You just drift from one quiet haven of calm to another one, taking in the different scents and colours, and all this to a backdrop of birdsong. It is so relaxing and stress-free.

In the afternoon, we took a pleasure cruise around Rutland Water aboard The Rutland Belle where the surface was like a millpond. A commentary on the boat gave us the history of the makings of Rutland Water as well as pointing out the distinguishing features on the shoreline.

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Urn
Urn

Annie Ford

Water Nymph
Water Nymph

Malcolm Rea

Smooth Curves
Smooth Curves

Malcolm Rea

Through The Arch
Through The Arch

Malcolm Rea

Ripening Pears
Ripening Pears

Malcolm Rea

Bryan Durrant

Rutland Reflections
Rutland Reflections

Annie Fortd

Shady Bridge
Shady Bridge

Malcolm Rea

Patio Area
Patio Area

May Beck

Normanton Reflections
Normanton Reflections

May Beck

Papaver
Papaver

May Beck

Normanton Church
Normanton Church

May Beck

Gunnera Leaf
Gunnera Leaf

Annie Ford

Lupins
Lupins

Annie Ford

Landing Stage
Landing Stage

Malcolm Rea

Iris
Iris

Annie Ford

Sheila Pendred

Grasses
Grasses

May Beck

Sheila Pendred

Sheila Pendred

Sheila Pendred

Sheila Pendred

Clematis
Clematis

Annie Ford

Sheila Pendred