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10 August 2011

A visit to Forde Abbey and gardens.

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Very colourful blooms in this corner of the Kitchen Garden.

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Rows and rows of vegetables.

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I am not sure what this is but I like the two tone colours.

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A bee feeding on this borage like flower.

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Forde Abbey and house. The original monastery on this site dates from the 12th century.

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The house entrance.

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The Abbey.

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The western end of the house.

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A nice splash of colour in these borders.

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The long pond.

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The 160 foot high fountain in the mermaid pond.

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In the spray from the fountain I was able to capture a rainbow.

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A worms eye view of the flora.