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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Trip to Roche Court

On Monday, a group of 30 Friends visited Roche Court on one of the brightest, sunniest days we've had this year. It was glorious. We arrived about 12.35pm after a lovely coach ride through leafy Wiltshire countryside, and were greeted warmly by Beth and Francesca and introduced to our picnic spot overlooking the valley to one side of Roche Court.
 Above stretching our legs after the trip, and below on blankets amid the rolling countryside
 The sculpture park is set in the grounds of Roche Court, with some of it in the walled garden where I found this Euphorbia 'Firecracker' possibly.
 The red tulips beneath this tree are almost visible
 This is 'Hazinthe' by Paul Morrison, set against the blue sky it's breath taking
 and this is Barry Flanagan's 'Acrobats'
 Of course a sculpture trail wouldn't be complete, for me at least, without one of these men!
 We ended the day with high tea served in the house, and eaten outside on the terrace.
We were encouraged the spread the word about Roche Court, it's free to enter, do go and visit, it's a beautiful place. For more details and information about what's going on at Roche Court, please click on the link at the top of this post.
Nearly forgot to include one of the stone dogs

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