He spent nine years making his dream a reality, which included the difficult job of acclimatising exotic species collected from around the world.
The main feature in late July was the Dahlia maze which contained over 300 varieties of Dahlia.
The Victoria greenhouse contained exotic species of Water Lily
The terraced gardens contained more Lily ponds and I wanted some more close ups. I adopted my usual position, lying down on my stomach to get a low viewpoint not realising I was creating havoc with a queue a people waiting to get by.
But, I got my shots
Also of interest were some giant lotus flower
From the high point by The Fisherman we could look out over the whole garden. We had been there over two hours and I was still taking photos.
Despite being in some marvellous gardens my favourite image of the day was not of a flower. In the small chapel where Captain McEacharn is buried there were some beautiful stained glass windows. The light shining through them and the reflections created a nice image.