I know I am milking it now. I just loved it - there were so many things to see and so many lovely images to capture.
I think I have saved the best till last, but I guess it is all a matter of taste.
There is a part of me that understands why this won 'Best in Show', but then there is also a mystery, because I had two completely different front runners.
'Enchanted Escape', on the Garden Walk, which I felt looked better from the side, when I tried to peep in the sides, trying to avoid the crowds:
Than it did front on, although it captured something beautiful and somehow of its time:
The colours and the planting were just sublime, and the overall feel was one of contentment and escape.
The other garden that captured my heart was a small garden 'A teenager's escape'. I could empathise with the innocent heart that it was trying to capture:
I think the colour combinations are the thing that makes the garden for me. Not the landscaping or the clever concept, although I also appreciate these things in smaller measure.
There was something incredibly harmonious about these two gardens, that I think struck a chord with me. For me, they share something of the romance of gardening.
Finally, a parting shot of a garden whose name I can't even remember,but it did make that first visual impact where I noticed that they had matched the colours very carefully....