As you may already know I worked for Eurotherm plc at Leonardslee House for a number of years before moving to Eurotherm Limited. If you haven’t actually visited Leonardslee Gardens, here are some pictures that might give you an idea what it was like to work there. Do consider visiting, especially during the spring, as the gardens are wonderful. Sadly the gardens are now closed to the public.
The first photo is of the main part of Leonardslee house, downstairs are, from left to right, the Conterence Room, the Dining Room and the Board Room. Upstairs from left to right: Claes Hultman’s old office (above the bay), Robert Biddles office, Lucy Cornwell’s office and then Jack Leonard’s, then later Claes’, office (above the bay).
It was wonderful to eat lunch in the Dining Room whilst taking in the view.
Leonardslee House, Servants Quarters
Next is the “servants quarters”, downstairs is the kitchen and an office of the old MIS team. Upstairs are a number of offices including, on the righthand side, the one previously occupied by Darran Cox, he had one of the best views.
Some of the lakeside woodland walks, a wonderful way to walk off those extra pounds after a pleasant lunch!
A view you get from your window if you are lucky enough not to be facing the car park!
Lakeside Views: the lakes and paths go on for miles. At a really fast pace it is just possible to walk around all the main lakes in about 40 minutes. Since lunch at Leonardslee was an hour this meant that if you hurried your food you could march around the lakes following in Peter Vos’ footsteps and round all the lakes in one lunch time.
Bluebells: If you come at the right time of year and you will see the woodland floor covered with a carpet of bluebells.
Wallabies: And no visit to Leonardslee would be complete without a picture of these creatures would it?