We used to visit The Savill Garden near Egham several times a year; it's a wonderful garden, and attractive all the year round. We stayed a night in Staines to have a look around at the town where we used to live, and to pay a visit to the garden.
The first thing that struck us was the new "Saville Building", a grand entrance to the garden housing the reception, the shop and a restaurant. This replaces the somewhat quaint arrangements that we were used to, and seemed to me to work well. Looked at from the garden, the wavy roof of the building is reminiscent of distant undulating hills.
The sky was mostly blue with a few clouds, and the weather was chilly. The ducks were approaching anyone who looked like they might have food, but I preferred the reflections of the sky and gardens.
The garden had of course, changed over the ten years that had passed since we last visited. The tree plantings seem to be recovering from the damage of the Great Storm, and I remember when these yew hedges were planted, just lines of straggly plants a foot or so high.
And here's some free extra pics, of views around the garden, including some photos for my portfolio for my upcoming career as a BBC Wildlife Photographer.