Our flights via Stansted to Cyprus offered up an opportunity to visit Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge on our return
The medieval priory was not yet open for the season, however, it was the spring gardens we were drawn to see
The abbey was remodelled into a 20th century home by Lord Fairhaven, son of a wealthy American oil family, he bought it unseen at an auction when he was 30 years old. He then spent much of his time and fortune creating the perfect place in which to entertain, collect fine antiques and follow country pursuits.
Anemone blanda together with Scilla siberica
Rubus thibetanus 'silver fern'
Himalyan Silver Birch
Sadly, all too soon it became necessary for us to abandon visiting the more formal part of the garden
Prunus serrula - Tibetan Cherry Tree
having been up since 3.00am to catch our plane back home we were tired,
and still had the drive home ahead of us