Have you always dreamt of a horticultural outing wearing nothing but your "birthday suit"...?
Perhaps longed to come close to...not little green men, but one LARGE green head...?
Would you like somewhere to explore an abundance of floral "fabulousness"...
...and finally find a cauldron large enough for your secret potions...?
Well I, or rather Ian and Barbara Pollard, have got just the place for you!
Just 25 minutes up the road from us, in Malmesbury, is Abbey House and Gardens, a k a "The Home of the Naked Gardeners". It has a five-acre garden so full of interesting "rooms", beautiful flowers and playful elements, that it makes you want to explore every corner and every path. Oh, and did I mention the waterfall, the small island in the water, the stepping stones, the oversized chess game, the stricter park character mixed with the wild and untamed - a perfect marriage of styles, if you ask me!
...and one or two roses too... or 2200 different varieties, to be precise!
Should you feel that you are not quite ready to explore nature "au naturel"...
... you are welcome in clothes too!
Which, if you feel like sitting down to rest your feet on an inviting wooden bench,
might turn out to be a jolly good idea...! ☺
Or visit their website.
Garden love to you all, and especially to our friends in Norway,
whose lives have been shaken in such unimaginable ways.