Bodnant Gardens at the end of Autumn

Back in the beginning of November, when the Bois were off over Half Term, we headed to Zip World so they could try out the treetopnets…and Paul and I could try the coffee and cake ;)

Not quite ready to head home afterwards, Bodnant Gardens was mentioned as we discussed what/where to next.  There were a few grumbles and “What can we do there?  Walk?!!”…”There’s flowers and gardens everywhere!  Just take a walk around Llan when we get home…” and some further grumbles about me and my camera…

Aaanyway, as we were the adults and were in control of the car, we won.  Bodnant Gardens, it was.  And then it dawned on us, we were turning into our parents…

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AND I got my camera out…

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I couple of years back, I attended a wreath making course at Ruthin Craft Centre {loved it, highly recommended…and I think it is on this weekend if anyone fancies it?!  Call them!}.  My wreath had some golden/pinky hydrangea in it and that is exactly what I thought of when we saw these at Bodnant.

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While I wandered about, camera in hand, the bois learnt all about the Sun Dial and how to use it.

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All the Pinks.

 

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And all the raindrops.

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If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

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Nestling in the Snowdonian foothills of North Wales, Bodnant Garden was forged by the Victorian vision of one extraordinary man, honed by his descendants and is today cherished by visitors the world over.

Taken from National Trust Website

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Yes, I’m using this pic again…but, it’s currently one of my fave so, it’ll go/be everywhere until I say so.  ;)

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Robb’s left trainer with his toes poking out…Alf’s crossed legs…and Paul wanting in on the photo…gotta love them!

As much as the bois grumbled {and pointed out all the “older generation”…}, we spent a lovely hour wandering around the huge trees, water gardens and flower-filled terraces…with some hide n’ seek thrown in.

And then it was home time…but, seeing as we’re neeeeeearly in December, I might have to pop back to the Christmas Shop because I’m ready for all the glitter, twinkly lights and cute decs now ;)

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