We escaped from Gosport today, going to West Dean Gardens just to the north of Chichester. We had a good wander around and followed the forest trail. Although the weather wasn’t perfect it really wasn’t that bad. We had an excellent day out.
Whilst we were aware that West Dean had a college associated with it, we didn’t know that it offered degree level studies in arts and conservation. We weren’t able to go in to the college but the Orangery at the back of the building has been set up as an art studio. There were a couple of pieces we could see, and a lady busy grafting away.
Our walk around the walled garden revealed a lot of fruit trees that were very heavily laden, it was a temptation to take an apple or a pear off a tree to taste, but we resisted the urge.
The day out reminded us how much we enjoy doing things like this, and that we really must make an effort to do more like it.