Summer sunshine is a good excuse to go out and explore. And that I did, an afternoon was well spent wandering about the grounds of Somerleyton Hall & Gardens. I’m lucky because its only about 10 minutes away, located in the lovely Suffolk countryside. The drive in is quite grand with huge tree lined avenues, and a splendid view of the Tudor-Jacobean mansion. The grounds were secluded and allowed for long wanders around the sprawling but beautiful gardens. I got lost in the maze, explored greenhouses and then headed off in search of tea; which was found in the lovely garden restaurant.