Japanese Tea Garden, Kingston Lacy
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.
We got caught in a rainstorm when visiting the Japanese garden. If you view this photo at original size, you can make out the individual raindrops falling.