A friend and I picked Leamington Spa in Warwickshire as a good day trip location roughly half-way between where we each live. Our first stop was to wander around Jephson Gardens. Around five minutes from the train station the gardens, which are named for Dr Henry Jephson who promoted the town as a spa destination, were created in 1831 and have been a popular attraction ever since.
Categories: England, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Tags: bridge, flowers, fountain, gardens, glasshouse, Jephson Gardens, photo post, river, River Leam, Second World War, water fountain
Wollaton Hall is a gorgeous Elizabethan mansion set in extensive grounds. In fact I was struck anew on my latest visit by just how lovely a building it is.
Categories: England, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Tags: ammonites, garden, gardens, glasshouse, Henry Willoughby, minerals, museum, natural history museum, nottingham, nottinghamshire, photo post, Sir Francis Willoughby, taxidermy, Wollaton Hall, wollaton hall and deer park