Brandon Country Park, located in Suffolk, was originally a country house with extensive parkland. It is not difficult to imagine Edwardian ladies and gentlemen walking on the lawns by the lake.
It is now managed for wildlife and people. In spring, hundreds of toads breed in the lake. Dragonflies and damselflies dart and skim across the water in the summer sunlight. From the lake, you also get clear views of the house, now a private nursing home.
The walled garden used to be the vegetable garden for the country house. It has been lovingly restored with a variety of plants to stimulate all the senses. There has been some restoration work to the walls, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Under the apple and fruit blossom in the old orchard is one ideal location to have your lunch when you visit Brandon Country Park.