Barton Manor lies adjacent to Osborne House, so loved by Queen Victoria. The house and gardens are priveate but open four days during June/October in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. There is a fine vineyard here proving that English wine can be excellent! The gardens feature a lake, secluded water garden, a national plant collection & hedge maze. Both the wines & gardens have won awards.
This view is behind the lake - part of an area left to encourage wild flowers.
This view was taken from the lake towards the secret garden to the right of the house.
The lake is home to some large fish.
Yes, they are the fish!
The house is hidden behind the wall in this view of the lawn from the boathouse.
The house & gardens.
A magnificent carving in cork!
Don't you want to be taken along this path to find out what's round the bend!?
The water garden in early June.
Wonderful colours and sub-tropical plants adjoining the vineyard.