The Waterlily house is open again, hurray, of course with limited amount of people going in at a time.
Some close ups:
The Rose Garden was amazing, all roses blooming and giving their wonderful scent to us.
I found some beautiful coloured flowers, which I thought need a bit of ironing…only joking 🙂 The crumbly look made them even more special, they were rather delicate in both colours.
A special playful large scale bench waited for us to simply sit, relax and smell the planted circle of rock roses in the middle and enjoy nature.
New growth coming form every tree, and plant. I always love to see growth.
Every time I visit I find different plants, flowers and enjoy nature more than ever. It pushes happiness button every time and makes me grateful to live in such a wonderful world.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our head.
Next we went to see
Scotney Castle with its vast garden and old Castle.
The old Castle is very picturesque, featuring the ruins of a medieval moated manor house – it is on an island on a small lake. The lake is surrounded by sloping gardens with a wonderful collection of Rhodoendrons, Azaleas, Wisterias and Roses.
I have never seen so many blooming Rhododendrons together, it was the perfect time to visit.
There is nothing quite like the pleasure you get from plants and flowers,
they certainly cheer you up.
With the weather so beautiful,
we went to some outings with gardens.
Let me take you with me to enjoy.
First we visited
Sissinghurst Castle in Kent with its garden.
What a beautiful sight it was, in glorious sunshine when
everything was in full bloom.
Beautiful White Wisteria
~ I smile like a flower
not only with my lips
but with my whole being.
It has been a long time since visiting Kew Gardens.
Yesterday I visited it again during the day with glorious sunshine,
as it is open for the grounds only.
Everything is starting to bud and grow.
Enzian Pagoda Japanese Garden Monkey Puzzle tree Monkey Puzzle tree
The Monkey Puzzle tree is among the top ten species in need of conservation.
It is such a beautiful tree.
Kew Gardens never disappoints, a true oasis.
We had such a wonderful time walking the grounds.
Enjoy nature and smile with your whole being.
In these challenging times
it is so important to still be happy.
As Voltaire describes and Francois illustrates it:
Happiness is good for your health
now even more!
Stay happy and healthy!
Picture by Francois from
sketches sin stillness.