A heavy horse takes a breather from its task while its handler chats briefly to interested visitors to Wakehurst Place gardens near Ardingly.
The magnificent and powerful horses were put to work on the grass over the busy Bank Holiday weekend. The horse pictured had been suffereing from an eye infection and is wearing a special eye protector that shields it from the attention of flies.
The visitors saw displays of traditional skills by horses from the Working Horse Trust on Sunday and Monday as the animals chain-harrowed meadows in Bloomers Valley, part of the 500 acre Wakehurst estate - to ensure a fine display of wildflowers next year.
The Working Horse Trust is a registered charity, which works to safeguard the future of heavy working horse breeds. The heavy horse displays are included in admission to Wakehurst. For more information about visiting Wakehurst visit www.kew.org.
Members of the South Downs Woodturners club also displayed their work over the weekend.
Picture by Phil Dennett