I'd read that the gardens at Acorn Bank were looking good so paid a visit.  I was delighted to find the lavender in full bloom (and scent) and covered in bees.  As it was a little windy it was quite difficult to get a clear shot with the swaying plant and the bees moving quickly from one bloom to another - but I persisted

The butterflies also were enjoying the nectar feast offered by the gardens

Water Lily Buds and Blooms were floating in the sunken pond.

The pond in the wild gardens was quite full and reflecting the lush vegetation and trees.

And when I looked out from the herb garden the view across the Eden Valley was lovely.