Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The Beth Chatto Gardens

We decided that this holiday we wouldn't be out gallivanting all over the place, as we normally do and then need another holiday to recover, but would just choose two places that we wanted to visit and take it easy the rest of the time. 

I first choice was to visit The Beth Chatto Gardens and so off we set this morning - the gardens are only about four miles away from the caravan park and the weather was suburb.

The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960. From an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside (taken from the front of the guide book)

We bought a season ticket for the year at £25 for two people, which is brilliant as I will certainly be visiting the gardens again and again when we are at the caravan - it will be interesting to see how it changes through the year.

Nigel enjoyed taking loads of photos in the hope that he managed to get a 'good one' for this year's photo competition at Barking Salvation Army.

The internet around the caravan is site is s-l-o-w so I cannot upload any more photos - I actually only had one more but it has been a good day.  Plus it was also just wonderful to have the time to write cards/letters to friends and family and post them all off *YAY*

Roll on Maldon tomorrow...


  1. What a beautiful and peaceful-looking place!

    1. It certainly is - that is why we got a season ticket because there were so many benches around the garden with beautiful and peaceful views - so next time I will take my flask of tea, book and my camera and just enjoy the beauty.