I had the privilege of spending a couple hours touring the grounds at Stan Hywet last week. I haven't been there in a number of years--which is surprising considering how much time we used to spend here when the kids were small.
The English Garden is still my favorite. It feels like a secret garden all tucked away behind a door. It's quiet and the plantings are lush and green surrounding the reflecting pool. I could spend hours here just sitting. In fact, it seems like the perfect spot to hide away for a nap.
The Japanese garden is also beautiful with its meandering stepping stone pathway.
The butterflies have been back for a few years now, albeit not in the conservatory. They have their own little enclosure right next to the conservatory now.
I need to go back soon when I have more time to wander.