Now, we don’t have much garden space, apartment living does have the odd downside. While the weather has been as stunning as it has, we took our opportunity to go and spend some time in someone else garden. The Hortus Botanicus.
Himself and I both have a deep love of green spaces. Probably something to do with growing up in the ‘burbs, with lots of space to play in as children.
Random side thought, this was something I specifically noticed was missing for the children who played in the piazzas/squares in Venice. There were open areas to play in, but not grass to play on.
It was wonderful to be in the gardens and surrounded by so much life. People, plants, and insects everywhere!
We had so much fun running around with our cameras. We hadn’t had a real camera day in so very long! Both of us had macro lenses so there were LOTS of close ups of flowers by the time we got home.
Lazy Sundays in Summer are made for the Gardens. They have a serene café in one corner near the green houses, where you can sit under an umbrella, eat cheese, drink wine, and listen to some live jazz music.
We keep meaning to get season passes to the gardens. It would pay for itself with just one visit a season during the year. We just need to get to a point where we’re getting to the Gardens that often!