Last night while catching up with The Chelsea Flower show on T.V. ( one year I will get to go !! ) I had a spark of inspiration for today's trip out . We go to Harrogate on a regular basis and have often commented when we've seen the sign for R.H.S Harlow Carr that we must have a visit . After some Serious horticultural inspiration last night the idea popped into my head again about visiting , once we'd checked it out on line rhs.org.uk and it had got the green light from Mr P the trip was planned . Oh boy was I excited about this trip , we just had to sell it to the boys when they got up this morning .
Oh how I would love a miniature one of these with my very own collection , I can but dream !
There was a little Victorian potting shed all set out as I would have been in times gone by and I just fell in love with its soft muted and worn colour palette , these are sooooo my colours .
We strolled in the warmth of the sun soaking up the visual feast and found inspiration in every turn we took .
As well as taking in the heady scents of the Rhododendrons .
This was a particular favourite with the boys , there was a Tree house and log maze to explores and lots of piles of logs to climb. In fact just before we got to this area for the boys to explore my youngest uttered the words any parent dreads hearing on an outing " I'm bored , I wish I'd brought my D.S " oh Sigh went I ( and not flamin likely with the D.S scenario !) But that was it , once there was something to climb and explore the boredom was forgotten .
This was a spot where I wandered and daydreamed about one day owning a veg plot and raised beds .
And these little Cacti reminded me of needle felted balls and I adore the colours .I think this colour palette would look good in a blanket .
We spent a good part of the day at Harlow Carr where we had relaxed and re-charged our batteries . When we left we bought a little piece of Harlow Carr to have on our door step . I couldn't resist an Auricular and a tiny Alpine for our garden .
Thanks for popping by and ta ta for now . Tracy xx