I've wanted to visit the gardens at Arundel Castle for some years, but things have popped up which have prevented me from going. So today I was determined to get there, and it was well worth the wait. I'd seen the new Collector Earl's Garden, opened by HRH The Prince Of Wales in 2008, featured on several television programmes, but I wasn't sure if I'd like it. I did! Lots of ornate structures in oak form the backbone of the garden, together with water features and plantings of agapanthus.
The other parts of the garden were beautifully planted, particularly the hot borders. There were drifts of wild flowers and stunning herbaceous plantings.