During my trip to Jersey, we had a few hours each morning to explore the island on our own. Looking through all the information given to me by Visit Jersey, I was immediately drawn to the botanical gardens. You know me, I love a garden. So I headed to the East of the island to
This weekend was spent dodging the rain and keeping it slow and steady. With the first week of term, and the back to school alarm clock, we want this first weekend of September to be really slow paced. After the morning at home, we ventured out to the botanical garden for a wander around the
Travelling West to Carmarthenshire and beyond, you might have busily whizzed past this gem. The National Botanic Garden of Wales is situated not far off of the end of the M4, blink and you will miss the sign post – but do look out for it, as a trip there is so worth your while.
Hauser & Wirth gallery in Bruton, Somerset is one of my all time favourite places. Yes, the gallery and it’s resident artists are cool, thought provoking and inspiring, but I tend to dash through all of that, itching to get outside into the garden. The garden, well, if you love gardens and plants as much
When we go away on holiday, a weekend break or more, we try to get out everyday and visit a garden or park nearby. Seeing something of beauty or of culture to balance out all of the eating and beach side lounging. But when we are home, in Bristol, we often to forget to visit the
In an attempt to stop doing DIY every weekend, a few weeks back we visited the Painswick Rococo Gardens in Gloucestershire. I heard about it before from friends, and always wanted to visit, now was the right time – forget the rain! Painswick House was built in the mid 1730s. Its owner, the asthma suffering,
I’ve been recently looking for inspiration for my yard makeover with B&Q, I came across this incredible space. A true urban oasis right in the middle of Antwerp. I actually sighed when I saw it, so green, so individual and so so cool. Living in Bristol, I am surrounded by houses, streets of terraced Victorian
A few weeks ago I was invited to spend a morning at the home of Polly Nicholson of Bayntun Flowers. I had met Polly a few months earlier at Silvana’s lovely shop, The Foodie Bugle in Bath, after she gave a hand tied bouquet demonstration. Polly shared with us her love of homegrown British flowers,