It is always good to revisit favourite haunts and so it was a pleasure to go to Gatton again. Gatton has always had a close association with the Society since its early days. On this visit, the weather was very wet and windy but the landscape was still there for all to see in the glorious colours of autumn.
The Capability Brown landscape was magnificent with the trees in bold yellows through to reds. It is hard to believe that this is a largely man-made landscape.
The Japanese Garden was a highlight with a magnificent Bloodgood acer which was so red that it matched the newly replaced bridge.
Many thanks to Gatton’s guides for giving up their time to show us round the property – and their enthusiasm for the Trust was obvious.
For the first time visitor, Gatton is a revelation. Some members are already planning to return at a different time of year and in better weather to see it in its full glory.
Stella and Martin Cantor