National Trust: Tatton Park Gardens

I visited Tatton Park in Cheshire back in the Winter time after discovering there was a fernery (I just adore ferns!), but unfortunately on the day we visited maintenance works were being carried out and so we couldn’t see the fernery. And so, fresh with National Trust Memberships*, we returned recently and finally got to … Continue reading National Trust: Tatton Park Gardens

Bristol Series: Clifton & Bristol Botanical Gardens

And so, we walk to our next destination of Clifton. The walk from Queens Road to Clifton takes you past numerous ice cream coloured houses and into the beautiful village of Clifton. I used to work in Clifton, and regularly ate my lunch on a bench within Birdcage Walk where an extremely friendly squirrel used … Continue reading Bristol Series: Clifton & Bristol Botanical Gardens

Bristol Series: Colston Street & Park Street

Colston Street is a creative quarter with wonderful independent stores with beautiful colourful frontages. Blaze is my go-to for gifts and treating myself to new artwork. It is an independent shop selling an array of prints, ceramics, crafts, and also offers a studio and gallery space. It has a real mix of artwork, from my beloved … Continue reading Bristol Series: Colston Street & Park Street

Bristol Series: Stoke’s Croft & Montpelier

Continuing from my last post finishing in the City Centre, we are heading to the independent cultural hub of Stoke's Croft. Stoke's Croft begins on Cheltenham Road and eventually leads onto Gloucester Road. Stoke’s Croft is a very interesting hub for artists and artisans and you will find lots of bohemian shops and street art. Stoke’s … Continue reading Bristol Series: Stoke’s Croft & Montpelier