So this is what a Stumpery is, and an easy idea to translate to a smaller garden too I think, but perhaps with just one stump.
I felt as if I was in a fairy glen - it is a lovely part of the garden.
On our way back, we passed the old church which sits in the middle of the estate - it is really well preserved.
Which is more than can be said for the old conservetory. However the trust have secured some funding for this, and they are fundraising like mad to raise the rest. It is a huge place and will look stunning when it is finally restored.