Louise is making rapid strides in her recovery, and was desperate to get out of the house today, so I did a bit of research (read: aimless surfing) and came across Viewpark Gardens. Ideal as it didn’t seem too big, and is only 15 mins in the car.
Now before I go further I should explain that Viewpark itself isn’t the greatest area in Lanarkshire. Think far too many council estates and run-down pubs and you’ll get the picture (there’s someplace like this near you!), so we headed off, after a quick lunch, with a degree of uncertainty.
But what a surprise awaited us. Lovely gardens in a variety of themes, well maintained and ideal inspiration for us as we are still finalising plans for our own front garden (heathers, conifers, big rocks.. a Scottish garden). We spent the best part of a couple of hours wandering round the gardens and greenhouses (some excellent specimen cacti too), and didn’t see another soul. Pictures were taken, and will be online soon (along with the re-design).
Funniest moment was me, screaming like a banshee when an un-seen, and quite large, frog jumped out of the undergrowth and hit me on the leg. It’s just as well Louise’s stitches have healed….
Tomorrow, if the weather forecast is correct, it will be gardening day. Cutting grass, weeding, and generally tidying up, and I’m actually looking forward to it.
Anyway, surfing time. Beer and maltesers at the ready.