here Monkton has some lovely old buildings and a lot of their gardens were looking beautiful even if they were not part of the Open Gardens.
It was a bit too hot on that day for me, but a brilliant blue sky and bright colours. I liked the fact that these were ordinary gardens, so not immaculate, but still lovely. The owners were all keen to talk about their gardens and plant varieties, something I'd have a problem with, as I forget all my plant names. It is good to see where particular plants thrive in the gardens, what conditions work best for them.