Another local hidden gem I came across a couple of months ago is the little greenhouse at Wrest Park. I visited on a very temperamental day weather wise – blazing sunshine swiftly followed by clouds and torrential rain, so this little green sanctuary was the perfect place to seek shelter. What I love about this
For the past few weeks (okay, months), I’ve found myself wallowing in self pity over the end of summer. Darker morning, chilly evenings and the thought of having to buy a new winter wardrobe has kept me at home eating pasta rather exploring green spaces. Which is why this weekend’s visit to The University Of
There’s this middle-aged woman in me who loves nothing more on a Saturday than wander round local plant nurseries, picking up ferns and climbers for my tiny outdoor space. It’s ironic that I love plants/gardens/green space so much, given that I’m 26 and have no outdoor space to call my own save the 8ft plot
Taking random Monday’s off work to visit local green spaces has started to become a regular thing. Last week we set out to visit the Oxford University Botanical Gardens – Not a bad way to spend a Monday. I had pretty high expectations for Oxford’s Botanical Gardens after learning they’re home to seven (yes, seven!) glasshouses and
I’ve been spending a lot of time exploring a lot of the gardens around the South East at the moment, and Castle Ashby’s grounds had been on my list for a while. Of course, the main pull for my visit was to check out the orangery. I’d seen so many beautiful photos of the water
One thing I promised myself I’d do this year is to see more of the country I live in. Sometimes I feel like a 70 year old trapped in a 24 year olds body, because believe it or not I actually enjoy country walks and over the top English stately homes. Maybe it’s the country bumpkin
Day of birth A rather fitting title I think considering that 1) this is my first post after a five month hiatus, and 2) these photos were actually taken on my birthday, (seriously if one more person tells me how winter babies should adore the cold, I’m going to strangle them with my fleece lined tights).