“When you have seen more of this country, I am afraid you will think you have overrated Hartfield. Surry is full of beauties.”
“Oh! yes, I am quite aware of that. It is the garden of England, you know. Surry is the garden of England.”
“Yes; but we must not rest our claims on that distinction. Many counties, I believe, are called the garden of England, as well as Surry.”
“No, I fancy not,” replied Mrs. Elton, with a most satisfied smile.” I never heard any county but Surry called so.”
Emma was silenced.
-Jane Austen’s Emma
Now that I’ve been I am fully convinced that Mrs. Elton was correct. Here is the photo diary of our day trip to Surrey. Truly, a garden.
Denbies Wine Estates Bed and Breakfast in Dorking, Surrey.