TFL and I went up the road to a little summer home today and moseyed around the surprisingly run-down grounds. The site is jaw-droppingly beautiful, but the gardens have a long way to go to recover from decades of neglect.
Remaining undisturbed in their beauty were the enormous trees scattered about the park. There were several specimens of one variety we've never seen before. It's enormous, with leaves that vaguely resemble maple leaves (though not as pointy) and it has big yellow and orange flowers--not racemes, more like magnolia blooms (only not).