Thursday, August 31, 2017

Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden has long been one of my favourite places in Bristol, and I recently went for an overdue visit. I was a bit worried that the gardens might be quite empty so late in the summer, but they were still buzzing with life-literally, as almost every flower seemed to have a bee on it!

I was fascinated by these bright berries, which were home to a tiny spider. The end of summer had brought a wave of strong colours to the gardens, with rich reds, blues and oranges.

The gardens were also full of stunning dragonflies, which were flitting about above the gorgeous water lily filled pond, and perching to sunbathe on leaves and flowers.

The source of the many bees was revealed when I noticed that there are beehives in one corner of the gardens. It's quite amazing to watch all the bees flying in and out.

As spectacular as the displays outside are, I think my favourite part of the gardens is the greenhouses. With gigantic lemons, a wall of striking cacti, an abundance of succulents, and a room filled with tropical plants which feels like a tiny rainforest, it's a fascinating place and full of visual inspiration.

The final greenhouse is the most breathtaking though, with a beautiful pond filled with giant water lilies. It's awesome, in the most literal sense of the word.

This really is a magical place, and I hope I'll be visiting a lot more in future.


  1. This is so beautiful. I haven't visited our local Botanic Garden yet so I just take in your pictures. I could imagine you so well living in a sprawl of greenhouses, being a reclusive, exotic witch that takes baths beween the giant water lilies...