Whilst a dog is not high up on my list of "must haves", it is right at the top of my children's list of "should haves", so the annual Dog Show hosted by Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, one of our favourite haunts, was an event not to be missed.
Riverhill goes from strength to strength every year, and 2013 was no exception. The new season saw the opening of the Walled Garden, which has become a focal point for many visitors. It has staged an inaugural musical concert (July), been the backdrop of countless picnics and birthday parties, and witnessed a couple of "accidental" dips in the pond (No 1 is very very sorry!). Some wonderful weddings have been celebrated at Riverhill over the spring and summer, and 2013 has also seen the addition of some fascinating new sculptures which surprise at every turn. A diverse programme of events has kept us all occupied, with Sunday's Dog Show marking the end of a very successful season.