I have now reached the stage in my life where looking round gardens (preferably with the chance of a cup of tea and even cake) seems like a very nice thing to spend my time doing .
This weekend was the Marsden Open Gardens day so myself and friend Sharon from knitting spent a lovely afternoon sampling the delights of our green fingered fellow residents.
There were some really stunning gardens and it is hard to pick a favourite, it was amazing to see what people had done, particularly as a few were transformations of fields or rough ground and done with such great imagination.
This was the first one and perhaps will have to be my favourite because of the medieval theme, look at that little tower with the fabulous door (and the very cute ginger cat!).
However this one over the road – a transformation from field as in the top picture of next door to Japanese garden with a little hideaway complete with amazing views comes a close second.
There were some very stunning plants and cute garden seating as well.
And more beautiful views, I loved this garden on one of the roads out of the village which backs onto the moors.
This is one I see regularly as it is next to my bus stop.
And this beautiful Japanese style one is next to the river where I often go walking.
An excellent afternoon out, I am so lucky to live here.
I never get tired of how beautiful the countryside is around us and it was lovely to see some of the other beauty here and admire all the hard work of the proud garden owners, thanks to everyone who was kind enough to let us visit.
I will be away this weekend at another event (yippee!!!) helping some friends with their show at a local country fair so am hoping for very lovely weather for that.
Hope you have nice things planned for your free time and thanks for visiting.