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Syon Park, Water Lilies

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Syon Park, Water Lilies
Brentford, Greater London, England
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Though Syon Park, home of the Dukes of Northumberland, is justly famed for the mansion house, designed in part by neo-classical master Robert Adam, the lovely gardens deserve more than a passing mention. Here are some lovely water lilies in the Great Conservatory - which is practically large enough to be a mansion in its own right!

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