We have the weekend to ourselves, so this morning I grabbed by camera and we drove out to Polesden Lacey, an Edwardian house in Surrey which has been owned by the National Trust since 1942.
A house has existed on the site since C14th, but the house has been demolished and rebuilt a number of times with the current house being built-in 19th century.
In 1906, the house was bought by brewery multimillionaire William McEwan for his daughter (Margaret Anderson) and son-in-law the Honourable Ronald Greville. Mrs Greville remodelled the house between 1906-09 (her husband died in 1908).
In May 1923, Mrs Greville lent Polesden Lacey to Duke and Duchess of York as a honeymoon destination for the royal couple.
Mrs Grenville bequeathed the Polesden Lacey estate to the National Trust after her death in 1942.
This black and white photograph of the steps leading up to gates to the entrance of the Rose Garden is one of my favourites from today.