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My Dream Garden

Oh, to dream. I meander around lots of beautiful gardens these days, with our National Trust days out, as well as enjoying my own and my mum’s. They lead me to daydream about my perfect garden. You know, the one you’d have if you won the lottery? If money and time were no barrier.

So, my dream garden? It’d look a little something like this…

I’d best start with the kids. They’re pretty small, but there’s nothing more that they love than to have huge amounts of space to run about in! So, I’ll need a very big lawn (the Husband can have one of those ride-on mowers as a treat here) and on and around it, they’ll have one of those great wooden playhouse structures, with climbing frames, swings, a slide, tunnels, lookout tower – the works! They’ll also have a trampoline, sandpit and plenty of garden games…

Dream Garden Gunby Hall 7

I’m thinking they might actually never come back inside!

So with one part neat lawn and crazy play area, then I can create the magical place that I want. It would start with archways, doorways and gateways, all covered in greenery and colour…

Dream Garden Gunby Hall

It would be walled. That’s a given, right?

Dream Garden Gunby Hall 5

And on entering, you’d be assailed by scents and blooms. It’d have an overgrown look, cottage garden at it’s best, with flowers drawing your eye at every single turn…

Dream Garden Gunby Hall 1

Dream Garden Gunby Hall 2

It would have winding pathways, secret areas and archways, taking you on a journey through, and for the kids to enjoy running around..

Dream Garden Gunby Hall 3

Dream Garden Gunby Hall 4

Dream Garden Gunby Hall 6

And central to it all, with a little bench for me, I think, I’d have to have a rose garden. You were waiting for me to mention, that, weren’t you?!

Dream Garden Gunby Hall 8

And then, add in a summer house for me to read, relax and write in, with a beautiful writing bureau in the corner, and I do believe I’m set.

Photos taken at National Trust’s Gunby Hall. Yes, I’d happily live there!

What would your dream garden be like? I’d love to know, so I’ve added a little linky to this post and am inviting you to come share with me. Linky is open until the end of this year, so you’ve a fair bit of time to daydream and blog it!


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