Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Walled Garden

I have lived in Bristol for almost ten years now, and it still amazes me how much of the city and the surrounding areas I have yet to properly discover. Last week, my good friend Hannah invited me to go on an adventure to The Walled Garden with her two daughters, and I was excited about visiting a beautiful spot in the countryside that I have not been to before. The reason behind this trip was to provide an opportunity for Hannah's daughter's to see a Potter's studio. They have been reading a story in the Bible about a Potter, and to make the story more tangible, Hannah had the great idea of visiting a potter she knows, whose studio is at The Walled Garden.

It turned out that the potter was not in his studio when we arrived, but we visited another artist whose studio was open, and I loved all of the colourful paintings that adorned the walls of her studio.

Despite the slight disappointment of not being able to visit the potter, we had the most wonderful time, exploring the gardens and eating our lunch with the mot incredible view as our backdrop. The Walled Garden is the kind of place that I dream of discovering - a place filled with beautiful colours, where all that you can here is the breeze in the trees and the gentle hum of bumble bees enjoying the flowers. There is also a lovely restaurant that is part of the walled garden, and we saw the chef harvesting a few edible crops to cook with, as we sat and ate a delicious cheeseboard.

I did not want to leave behind the beauty of the garden, but sadly I don't think they would take too kindly to me setting up camp there, so I will just have to make sure that I return for a visit in the very near future. 

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