These photographs were taken in October 2007 whilst visiting Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.
Located not far from the world renowned home of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the 200 acre grounds of Exbury grounds are billed for their famous Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, rare trees and plants, a riot of colour in spring and a dazzling sight in the autumn.
Well, the latter point was certainly true earlier today when Lynn and I visited Exbury. It was one of those glorious Autumn days, a slight chill in the air, sunny, blue skies, a little wind and just real heaven to wander around the grounds listening to the bird song and taking in the vibrant colour of the trees, eventuated by the perfect sunlight.
Of course, I took my camera and ended up as usual with many pictures, too numerous to place on my site! However, I have chosen a number and hope you like the results in the gallery opposite.
If you have never visited Exbury, I strongly recommend you do so next time you are touring the New Forest, particularly Spring or Autumn.