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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Open Gardens 1: Time for tea

As well as enjoying Wimbledon's tennis, another contributor to making last weekend so wonderful was the opportunity to explore some local gardens. It was the annual Shipley 'open gardens' weekend, when lots of local folks spruce up their gardens and open them to the public to raise money for charity (The Children's Society). As I've said before, I am not a keen gardener - though I've made a bit of an effort in my own patch this year. I do, however, very much appreciate other people's hard work and creativity.

The lovely garden pictured belongs to Ann, the lady with the teacup, who is a good friend of mine. She's a very keen gardener and her lovely, shady garden on a steep hillside is full of winding paths and little 'rooms', with a lot of foliage plants and some pretty dabs of colour. As an added bonus there was the opportunity to relax in the shade on a very hot day and sample a good British cream tea: a cup of tea with a scone, strawberries and cream. Yummy.


  1. Just like in Mike Leigh's movie "an other year"!Love it!

  2. It all looks so beautiful!

  3. I wished I could sit there with you ! I also belong to the people who prefer to sit in the garden then to work !

  4. What a beautiful garden and a cup of tea there would be a joy.