Upon my arrival I was delighted to find that they were hosting a sort of Gurkha reunion. They have a Gurkha memorial in the garden and the local community hold a ceremony there every year. This year is the 200th anniversary of the formation of the Gurkha regiment, so they had a much bigger event. I can't remember the last time I saw so many coaches in the car park!! They must have come from far and wide.
They were gathered around the main Pavilion area and I stopped to watch for a few minutes on my way out and realised that as well as the music I could hear, there had been traditional dancing too. I made a short video which you can see below. (I really should use the movie mode on my camera more...)
I hope you watch the video and like the music as I did, and bear in mind I could hear it throughout my walk, as I took these photos...
|Look at the tiny bug that photo bombed my shot!|
|Such a pity that I won't get to see this beauty unfurl her wings...|
|Just look at the fabulous markings on the petals|
|This peony is called Coral Sunset. Alas, I fear I will miss it's blooms again this year.|