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Mouse, Kingston Lacy fern garden | by Forest Pines
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Mouse, Kingston Lacy fern garden

The Kingston Lacy estate, owned by the National Trust, covers several thousand acres of Dorset, not too far from Bournemouth. To date the estate, previously owned by the Bankes family, is the largest single bequest received by the Trust. The gardens of Kingston Lacy House include a Victorian fern garden, and a Japanese tea garden originally built in the Edwardian period and restored in the 1990s.

 

Exploring the gardens, we spotted this mouse - a field mouse? - sitting on a bench. I managed to snap this shot before it ran away.

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Taken on June 18, 2011