Saturday afternoon at Compton Acres

Having spent the majority of the day slobbing around eating McDonalds, I wanted to get out with my camera and get some daylight. We had that conversation: “where do you want to go?” “I dunno, where do you want to go?” for a good half an hour, before deciding on Compton Acres.

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I’d seen the gardens before, in autumn, but there wasn’t nearly as much colour as today.

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Love the Italian Villa – mini flashbacks to our gorgeous holiday in the Amalfi Coast

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My fav of all the gardens at Compton Acres is the rock and water garden, with its cute bridges and bright colourful flowers.

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If these flowers aren’t called “banana lilies” then there’s something wrong…

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I also never knew how furry butterflies are up close!

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A quick walk through the heather garden…

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…and finally we got to the Japanese garden.

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Where we discovered that Luke is a fish whisperer

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With a few minutes left before closing we walked back around to the rock and water garden hunting for more butterflies.

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Found a bee!

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But it became clear it was time to go home…

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Unfortunately we’d been too sneaky in returning to the rock and water garden and the staff had closed up for the day…

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… after flagging down a nice man who unlocked the gates for us, we made our sheepish exit.

Til next time!

Anna xx

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