There's posh! As luck would have it, it's the last day of their winter season when entry to the gardens is free and we were just in time to do a quick tour. Not only that but it's a good time to be here because of the amazing show of daffodils.
The formal gardens are a bit amazing too, especially the topiary.
Our trip up the tideway (me, Kath, Rick, Marilyn, Simon and Carrie) was smooth as silk and not at all scary despite sitting on top of a 5.8 metre tide. Safe inside Teddington lock we stumped up the outrageous licence fee and now we're legal on the Thames for a couple of weeks. Doesn't the lock office look like an old railway station?