The old viewing platform has a view but not much else!

The off-season will see it rebuilt, so once again visitors can dawdle there, watch the coots build their nests, admire the water lilies, and if they are lucky, perhaps see someone from Dunmow Fishing Club land a fish!

The Gardens are looking beautiful in their autumn colours, so it’s not yet time to start raking leaves –  instead we made a start taking out surplus plants to make room for new ones next year.