Richmond upon Thames: the view from London's "Arcadia" along the River Thames in Southwest London.
Ham Open Gardens,
Richmond upon Thames
They have a bit different police uniforms here. I bet they did have fun cutting those cakes. They look good. Some umbrellas are so colorful. I have one that has shoes on it. The last photo is a really nice scenery shot. It'd be nice to sit there and have a cup of tea and just read a good book. Did you see any tiny animals while walking through?
Yes, for a garden party in England (and elsewhere, I must admit) you'd better bring an umbrella. At least the nice cakes were saved from the rain!
These are private gardens? Very nice! Reminds me of the piece I recently read in the Independent (I think) about how there are now not enough butlers to go around, what with all the rich people. :-)