, in Esher, Surrey, is an 18th century royal residence and landscape garden. Charles Bridgeman, Capability Brown, William Kent and Sir John Vanbrugh all put their stamp on the gardens.
The immediate focal point is the serpentine lake and the turfed amphitheatre, where ducks and geese gather and photographers like me admire the views. Walking around the grounds you discover some other hidden gems such as the rose garden, which was in full bloom when we visited.
There is even a giant nine-pin bowling alley, and I'd love to have got some action shots there, but unfortunately the pins were all locked away when I got there. Maybe I'll get a chance to bowl some strikes the next time we visit.