Friday, 27 January 2012

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

So then, what's the story in Balamory?

Well, it's been a strange few days, mostly good, though I did get whacked in the stomach by an over excited girl in a vintage shop - It was an accident... That's how she made it look anyway. I'm not too upset however as I did walk away with two bags and a hat (after paying, I must add).

Anyway, today was a rather exciting one:

We headed off to The National Botanic Garden of Wales, it's free entry during January and despite it being Winter, there was plenty to see. I won't go into details, I'll show you a few snaps from my day...

The Great Glass House
Inside The Great Glass House were areas representing different countries and also a room about Fungi.

Inside The Great Glass House
 This has made me fancy a conservatory, it's just too beautiful for words. Though don't be fooled with that blue sky, it was freezing outside, my 6 layers didn't seem to be doing much other than restricting my arms!

Conservatory Ideas?
Oh, and there were even plants there... Too fixated on buildings at the moment!

No idea, but it matches my coral jumper!

This has given me dressmaking inspiration - Watch this space!

There is also a bee garden, a Japanese garden, fish pond, a lovely gift shop - I used to be weel known for only visiting places with gift shops!

Oh and my favourite snap of the day:

You'd be quakers not to love me!
So all in all a lovely day, I do have it pencilled in my diary to visit again in the late Spring when more floral action is taking place.
In the meantime, I would suggest you come over to Wales and take a look. No boday has asked me to increase visitor numbers, but I do feel it my duty to try and talk you into coming. Here's the web adress in case I have talked you into a trip: National Botanic Garden of Wales

Hope you're all well, I'll be back soon with some exciting knitting/sewing things and proably more from my own tourist guide to Wales

Jennie xx


  1. Lovely pictures! I love Kew Gardens, so I'll definitely add this to my list of places to visit next time I'm in Wales. x

  2. Lovely photo's looks like a lovely place. Would love to see your bags and your hat ;-) Have a lovely weekend, dee x

  3. You sure it was an accident? She probably wanted the hat and bags you found! Sometimes I get the evil eye when I have got to something first! Hehehe these vintage treasures will be mine... all mine- ahaha!
    Anyhoo- looks like a lovely place- the one in Edinburgh is lovely too. Oh and I visited Cardiff for the first time two weeks ago- only found one knitting pattern :(
    Tupney x