Just as we arrive, the rain starts. Fortunately it only lasted for 30 minutes or so. Then we headed out to a freshly washed garden. This garden is directly next door to Hidcote and is well worth the visit. I had seen this rectangular pool in Gardens Illustrated magazine this past year. The lily leaves above would rain into the fountain. We arrived in this room during a shower and didn't notice the leaves were a fountain until it stopped raining.