One of the attractions we knew we couldn’t miss in South Wales was visiting some of its gardens. Being from a drier country the amount of flowers and plants in the UK gardens always impresses me, and this was again the case. And talking about dryness, the weather made sure to let us know why the green is so green by raining cats and dogs.
We chose both gardens, Aberglasney & Colby Woodland due to its proximity to other landmarks so we are not sure if they are the most beautiful of the area, although they are certainly not lacking any. Also we assured when choosing them that they had very different things to offer, while the first one was full of flowers (and bees, the nightmare of Dani!) the second one was a very breathy woodland more than a garden. Hope you like them, it was a gorgeous experience for us!
On our visits we were almost by ourselves, only finding occasionally endearing elder couples.
Flowers everywhere! My favorites are always those that are more wild looking.
Heights battle ;) Something tells me that Dani is not playing fair in this one.
A hurrah for Dani who took the picture although one of his biggest fears are bees. I told him that with so many beautiful flowers which bee will be fool enough to deal with him instead, and it worked! Only slightly related, have you seen the Pushing Daisies chapter with the bees? Simply amazing!
Anna & myself jumping and dancing like this field was like the one in the “Sound of Music”
Thank you for bearing with my silly face here ;)
This tree was amazing, with its branches crashing on the floor.
Group picture. Although my plan before flying to South Wales was to take at least one single picture of the four of us together, we failed miserably.
Colby Woodland Garden
Do you remember how I told you that we switched raincoats with Dani almost everyday, hence the case: I’m wearing his blue one here. Also, does the outfit sounds familiar? This day we visited Colby Woodland garden on the morning with quite a strong rain while the sun was already shining on the afternoon for our Stackpole stroll.
Do you know what this type os teepee is for? Dani is always happy to find things that with the rain seemed out of a horror movie :)
Although we tried to keep the map of the gardens dry, this is how it looked at the end of our walk. At this point Anna said:”quick all try to memorize the exit, because this is the last time we will be able to unfold it” which adds to the adventure, right? ..Oh! and someone on the back was very decided to make his appearance in the picture.
Do you also always try to squeeze a botanical garden visit in your travels? Have you ever been to one of the above? Was it also raining? (90% possibilites that this is a yes, I know…) and do you also fear bees as Dani does? Which is your biggest fear? Mine are snakes!
Stay tuned for the next post where we will share a compilation of all the castles we visited at South Wales!