Eden Gardens

My friend Barbara and I spent a great morning at Eden Gardens at Carseldine yesterday. For anyone interested in gardening this is a lovely way to spend a few hours.

We began our visit with coffee and scones with piles of jam and cream at the cafe. We were fortunate enough to have a table overlooking this peaceful tree surrounded little lake, so I whipped out the camera.

We had coffee overlooking this peaceful garden

We then made our way through the wonderful gift shop looking for a new pair of gardening shoes for me. I was looking for a pair of Sloggers, the lightweight waterproof footwear.  I have tried various footwear for allotment visits including big ‘wellies’ for soggy weather. Effective but heavy.

So this was the time to splash out and spoil myself with a pair of Sloggers. I had a great time trying them on to find the perfect pair. It was a lovely surprise when Barbara treated me to my pretty little Sloggers for my birthday. Thank you Barbara, it’s a lovely gift and I’ll think about you whenever I’m sloshing through the mud at the farm. We also picked up a young healthy Rosemary plant.

My purchases – pretty gardening shoes and Rosemary plant

We ended our visit with a stroll around the outdoor gardening area with plants for sale and beautiful displays, so out came the camera again.

Lovely flower displays

Pansies

More pansies

I’ll get over to the allotment later today to take my Sloggers on their maiden voyage. Expect more photos.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. plotcraft
    Aug 05, 2012 @ 19:06:59

    Looks a lovely place to go. Hope the Sloggers work out.

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  2. narf77
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 23:29:15

    SUN! You have sunshine! It even looks like you have flowers! I have a few daffodils that the rain flattened and I had to bring in to the house (muddy and somewhat dishevelled…both the daffodils and me 😉 ). One day, around about October when the frosts stop rendering plants “mush” we might even get spring around here…I know that I shouldn’t be envying your sunshine as you will soon get the humidity to match while I am basking on the deck in mid 20C temperatures but darn it…I DO 🙂

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Aug 08, 2012 @ 17:16:27

      Hi Narf, yes we are getting lovely sunny days at the moment, nippy at night still tho’. I am making the most of my time at the allotment while the weather is so kind to us. As you point out, come the summer the temperature and humidity is a challenge. That’s when I get up with the sun and pop over to the allotment early and at 10am I slink off home.

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      • narf77
        Aug 09, 2012 @ 07:13:53

        Smart lady! I tend to bask like a lizard (albeit an albino lizard who has to stay out of the sun or fry…) in summer in the heat of the day and scuttle around the perimeter of the heat wildly gesticulating with secateurs in the garden. Luckily I have forcibly changed myself (kicking and screaming all the way…)from a slothly night person into a spritely early morning person and I am ready for you summer! Bring it on! We get humid here as well when the temperature gets above about 26C (which it doesn’t often do here in Tasmania). There is nothing so stiffling as a still hot Tasmanian day! We live on a river so just being able to look out and see the water does something to your psyche that cools you down… and if that doesn’t work there are always the cool bathroom tiles to lay on but I have to shove the dogs out of the way first 😉

  3. Ruth (MrsW)
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 09:02:26

    Look at all that beautiful colour! thanks for sharing 🙂

    Reply

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