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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A long overdue visit to Denmans Gardens

A visit to the Dentist this morning - got the all clear :D that's that then for another 6 months :D

The so where to this afternoon?  It was cloudy but bright so decided a visit to Denmans Gardens was in order.  Haven't been there for ages!!  It consists of:

a Garden Sales Area, (which is like a garden in itself).. The Gardens and an award winning cafe

So a stroll around the Sales Area....










and then, sitting outside, a Panini and Apple juice (the cake selection was amazing and looked excellent - but I resisted)  - a Robin visited


then I headed off around the garden.. It's an amazingly tranquil place and so much to see as you wander through. So many trees, shrubs and plants and such a variety!!

Unfortunately the bright sky went and dark clouds gathered - in fact it had started raining by the time I left.

I also met the gardener who must be congratulated on keeping the garden so beautifully.  He was also a keen birder and told me about Bullfinches that visited every year.. not there that I saw today though..

















Around the pond.  There was a coot with two young..







I don't know what these flowers are but they were beautiful.. and the bees seemed to like them as way.. many collecting from the flowers..









 A songster..








The Conservatory






and a couple of Long-tailed tits flitted through the tree above me...







The time on the clock indicated it wasn't working..




and that, was that...  The rain really started now so I headed off.... a wonderful couple of hours escape!

3 comments:

Felicia said...

How beautiful!

Terry said...

Beautiful gardens,Lots to look at.

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely photos Tricia and what beautiful gardens :)

I could spend a fortune in the sales area! and love the conservatory area.

Its looks a wonderful place to visit :)

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