Monday, 7 March 2011

# 45 Weekend outing to Tyntesfield

Yesterday we visited our 1st National Trust property this year and had a great day out. We went to Tyntesfield which is only about 40 minutes drive from where we live and although the day began overcast by lunch time the sun was shining which felt really good.

First we visited the house, then headed back to the car for our picnic as it was very cold to eat outside and afterwards we explored the gardens and the surrounding countryside before returning home.

Tyntesfield was the country home of the Gibbs family who made their fortune by selling guano (excrement from bats, seabirds and seals) from the Spanish colonies in South America, imagine that!

You can find out more about the place and the Gibbs family here.


Tyntesfield




Pretty blossom.


There were lots of crocuses.


Daffodils scattered everywhere outside.


Crocus in the greenhouse.


Also in the greenhouse, forgot to check the name for this lovely flower though.


Wishing you all a great week. It's sunny here today :-)



Paula