Mount Stewart is a National Trust property near my Mum’s house in County Down, Northern Ireland. The website describes it as…
one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust’s ownership.
The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season.
Mum and I visited today to walk around the gorgeous gardens and to visit my sister who was running the Northern Ireland Assistance Dogs stand at the Pet Nose Day event, which was organised in celebration national pet month. I enjoyed seeing all the different breeds of dogs, and all the different breeds of owners, but couldn’t stop thinking it would have been so much better if it were called wet nose day.
Most of all I enjoyed taking photos during the day. I just snapped away with my little point-and-shoot Panasonic Lumix.