We had guests visiting for the weekend which was a perfect excuse to head over to nearby Hillier Gardens. Somehow, despite having lived in the area for nearly eight years, we’ve never made it there before. It’s undoubtedly not their most colourful time of the year but the Art in the Garden exhibition more than made up for that. There are more than 150 pieces of sculpture scattered throughout the grounds and we whiled a good few hours wandering around. The lush green gardens certainly provided an excellent backdrop for my photographic efforts (although the sun wasn’t co-operating). The exhibition continues until the end of October and I’d highly recommend a visit.