What to do and where to go during the next 10 days is the question we now are asking ourselves. Now that we’ve finally got time away from work together,we want to go somewhere interesting and enlightening and at the same time try not to waste it by just sitting around.
Going to the club is kind of out of the question now the weather has turned colder although we could use the sauna. We have stayed before in November but most of the time it’s not really conducive to staying overnight in poor weather let alone going clothes free.
We could go walking along the coast on the nicer days maybe or even go and visit gardens near us providing of course they’re still open.
Essex on the south eastern side of England is one of the driest counties with a choice of wonderful gardens to visit. It is home to one of the RHS gardens – Hyde Hall which can be visited any time of year. There are also gardens close to Colchester, Chelmsford and Braintree.
Some of theses gardens history are fascinating too,Beth Chattos garden for example was created on a very difficult site and is a great example of what can be done with determination. Here
Audley End is a glorious Jacobean stately home owned by English Heritage.
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens
Three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in a historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.
The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960 when the site was an overgrown wasteland between two farms.
The Easton Lodge Garden is set in 23 acres and is well worth a visit
The Gibberd Garden is recognised as an important contribution to 20th century garden design.
Green Island Gardens…..A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth
RHS Hyde Hall – a great garden created on a very difficult site.
Marks Hall Garden & Arboretum, A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape and gardens provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall Gardens.
So where we shall actually go is still very much up in the air but have no fear you’ll definitely find out in future posts.