Then onto the cultivated gardens that are designed and managed by Lady Salisbury herself. After a tasty home-made picnic of delectable treats we embarked on one of the recommended woodland walks around the grounds. After our meandering stroll we chilled out for a second picnic of the day and a spot of watercolour painting.
We took full advantage of the 11 - 5 opening times and made our way to the train station just 2 minutes walk from the entrance gates at about 5pm.
Insiders tip: If you sign the back of your ticket and ask the staff to stamp it with the HatfieldHouse stamp you can use it as a season pass to enter the gardens and grounds for the rest of the summer season for free! Charlotte and I have already pencilled in another day trip next month!
|Elizabeths holds a rainbow with the inscription “Non sine sole iris”, “No rainbow without the sun”, reminding viewers only the Queen’s wisdom can ensure peace and prosperity.|