Sunday saw the annual garden festival held in and around the truly manifique Chateau et Parc Botanique de Neuvic just north of Perigueux.
The strong spring sunshine belies a blustery tale. A couple of squally showers blew through during the course of the day - no fun at all if you've an unsecured parasol covering your pitch.
Such a stunning place to visit. The chateau was originally built in 1520, with various additions, mullioned windows, battlements and chapel added over the following centuries. The botanical parc was created in 1993.
As ever at these events, there's always diverse crafts on show. These benches are being put together from green chestnut, the back being cut to shape in the photo.
Bill Carter's clever 'upcycling' of redundant old farm and garden tools is always fun.
Happy bat below was so good we took him home.
Lunch under a vaulted ceiling.
Not exactly a culinery extravaganza, but perfectly accetable and together with
a warm log fire - very convivial.