From the wilderness:
To the productive veg patch:
To a haven made for hide and seek:
It is known that the garden has fairies hiding amongst the undergrowth and colourful fish in the murky waters.
It is on a scale that to a child seems perfect - not too large to feel intimidating and fearful but big enough to run and hide and feel space all around you with lots of hidy holes ideal for little people.
And with our trip across the width of England, the meeting of Uncles, Aunties and cousins is enthused over. Running, laughing, playing - badminton, football, frisbe, skipping, roller skating, scooting, catch, bubbles - endless possibilities for joy.
The garden has been transformed over time from a stretch of grass to wonderful extravaganza of floral explosions
and pond with ginormous gunnera that seem like plants from another time.
Non stop outdoor activity for 3 days. Complete LuSHness...... and wonderful weather and food to boot. A fabulous way to start the summer holidays.