The last of my Fota House and Gardens images for Thursday Doors are of the Arboretum. I could see it in the distance as we left the main house behind us and I knew for sure there would be a door or two waiting for me at the end of that path.
Did I say one or two? As I drew closer I counted seven. Well, to say I was ecstatic is an understatement – I know, I’m easily pleased but this is Thursday Doors we’re talking about.
Who says orange and fig trees don’t grow in Ireland? They do if you have an arboretum (sounds painful). Not having one myself I must make do with the imported varieties but it was nice to see a home-grown version. All seven doors were locked (at least the four I tried were – I had to stop as I was beginning to feel like a burglar). I thought I might have more luck at the rear of the building (typical intruder’s next step).
Nope, doors locked here too. Well, at least I tried, but I did manage to get a nice shot of the interior through one of the panes of glass.
From this angle you can see Fota House in the distance.
Well that wraps up my three week series from Fota House and Gardens. Thanks for stopping by and if you’d like to see some interesting doors from other parts of the globe, head on over to Norm’s Blog and click the blue button at the end of his post.