Sunday, 19 February 2012

Walking from Emsworth to Chichester and a visit to Bramdean House

On the walk from Emsworth to Chichester we saw 25 Avocets feeding beside the shoreline, stunning when they flew about and showed off their white feathers with black wing tips.
Bosham village is a half way point with it's much painted church, and nearby shore famed as the spot where Alfred the Great thought he could turn back the tide. It's a wonderfully picturesque village, well worth a visit.

The Anchor Bleu is a great pub with views of the estuary where the tide cuts off the road and catches the unwary.
 There is a cafe and craft centre well worth visiting, a card I bought of Bosham Harbour gives an alternative view of Bosham.

Bramdean House is one of the first places to open in 2012 under the National Gardens Scheme, it's in Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0JU ngs.org.uk
 The snowdrops and aconites were glorious.
This is the apple house in the furthermost part of the garden, it was built in the late 19th Century as a focal point for the long vista. It has espalier rosemary either side of the door.

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