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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

A good way to spend a couple of hours when the sun shines!



Last week on my day off I went round to see my friend for coffee, the sun was shining and my friend was looking after her 4 year old granddaughter who was getting restless….. We had to make the most of the sun so we all piled in my car and headed over to our favourite garden in Sandwich.


The resident crocodile.


Looking across to the house.

Having a 4 year old with us was very different from our usual peaceful walk round, but we soon remedied that, I got her to play ‘statues’ all over the garden, then I took her photo!! She thought it was great fun, we had our walk round and I still managed to take some nice photos. I won’t include any photos of her, as I am very aware of peoples privacy, especially children’s privacy, but I did get some really lovely shots of her. She loved the metal animals but did want to know why they were ‘broken’ lol She also made friends with a dog who lives there, who joined us for most of our walk round.


Great to see some flowers in bloom in February.


I love the way this horse moves around, the flowers in this meadow looked lovely.

It was so nice to walk round this time of year, as there were views of the garden that we don’t normally get to see, due to the fact that the flower beds have now been cleared ready for this years plants.


Beautiful irises.


I am not sure what this is, it looks like a globe, or a plan of the universe maybe? It looks good anyway!


It always amazes me that no matter what time of year you walk round this garden there is always plenty to see, every time we have been there it has been different. Needless to say we all thoroughly enjoyed our little trip out, and will be visiting the garden again soon I am sure Smile


It is always so peaceful in this garden.


Looking across to the Parish Church, later in the year this view is obscured by the trees.


Golden grass in the sun.



  1. Wow! What a beautiful place! Is that alligator real? Looks real! Lots of care goes into those grounds. What a nice walk!

  2. Isn't it good when the weather finally becomes good enough to go out for a wander. Lovely looking gardens - I'll bet it just keeps improving for the next few months. Love the way the horses head has pettered out to just a mane.

  3. Lovely walk Poppy around that Lovely garden, I love the rounded hedge's aren't they great. Oh and the little pond with the little hedge so pretty. Thank you for sharing your lovely day. Hugs Sheilax

  4. Glad I found you agian Poppy, you'd somehow dropped off my list.
    What beautiful photos and weren't you lucky to get the place pretty much to yourselves, I bet it's heaving in summer with visitors, a bit like my home town.
    Such a shame you couldn't post a photo of your niece, what a topsy turvy world we live in now.

  5. A fantastic garden indeed! Great pictures.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day.
    Have an awesome week!

  6. HI There Poppy,
    Such wonderful views you've captured...I could sit for hours just soaking up the beauty of the garden and it's metal 'inhabitants' ... Great to catch up my friend...xPenx