A typical year . . .
On a hot and humid day in summer, the bench seating, mature trees and colourful shrubs make the garden a cool and pleasant place to relax and watch the world go by (see Image 1).
On a sunny day in autumn, the deciduous trees become the main attraction as their leaves transform from cool greens to warm and flamboyant reds, yellows and browns (see Images 2 & 3).
On a damp and wet day in winter, the appeal of the garden is somewhat diminished, but the magic returns with a touch of frost or snow. However, beware the power of the River Ouse, which regularly rises to flood the garden and cover its lawns and paths with both water and mud (see Images 4, 5 & 6).
As winter gives way to spring, the mood in the garden begins to lift again as the entire riverside area is colonised by flocks of wild geese and their extremely cute goslings (see Image 7). The parent geese are relatively tolerant of people passing by, but be warned: they WILL bite if you venture too close.)