Sunday, 2 August 2009

Belmont House Gardens

The English summer is well under way in Kent with temperatures in the afternoon reaching a blistering 21C.

Kent is known as the garden of England and the fruit crops are blooming. Kent strawberries are the best in the world. We also have more stately homes than you can shake a stick at.

This weekend, the mem'sahib decided that we were going to Belmont for the afternoon. It took an inordinate amount of time to find the honesty box to pay the admission fee - it was in the tackle room. They had laid out tea and home made cakes in the old horse stables, which could be had for a donation in another honesty box.

It was a glorious day.


  1. Nice one.

    We're just back from a similarly beautiful wander around the South Devon fields and lanes - and the dog is now spark-out!

    Naturally, we had to pause for cream tea en route!

  2. The Lambshead family come from Ilsington, on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. I was born in Newquay. John

  3. It's been awful in Somerset, today is the only day without rain in a week or so. Gota love the British summer!

  4. It so rarely rains here in the east that we quite look forward to it.