The forecast for Sunday is good; our bakers have been busy; we have gathered in our pumpkins; and our gardeners have cut the grass, deadheaded and weeded. The roses are still flowering and the trees are picking up their autumn colours. So, once we have put the Covid queueing arrangements back in place, we will be ready for the last open day of the season.

Excitingly, we are also launching a fundraising appeal for the restoration of the balustrade around the Peto lilypond. The project is due to start later this year and to be completed in spring 2021. Please consider helping us.