The ornate, white, metal gazebo at Arley Hall in Cheshire stands ghostly amongst the flowers and neatly trimmed topiary in springtime. I’d describe it as a folly but it has a practical use, making a beautiful backdrop for wedding photography. The matching bench provides a great viewpoint for visitors to linger and enjoy the walled garden.
Although lovely when the spring bulbs start to flower and later in the year, to my mind, this part of the garden is at its most beautiful in early June when the peonies are in flower.
For more information about the listed house and its garden, check out Arley Hall’s Wikipedia entry.