Friday, 8 June 2018

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.

Garden visits is a (newish) blog series where I visit gardens then blog about them! 

Last Sunday we went to an open garden event at a local hospice, the Severn Hospice in Apley, Telford.  I knew they had a big garden, but I wasn't expecting it to be so beautiful.

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

On the way in I spotted an owl, and on the way out I spotted a squirrel (or possibly a fox?!)!

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Somewhere in the middle I spotted a chameleon too.

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

As well as pretty bug hotels, there were pretty flowers, 

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Along the back of the gardens is a shady wildlife area called 'William's Walk', and I'm definitely borrowing some of their ideas for my own garden.  (would you rather live in 'Bugingham Palace' or 'The Bee's Knee's Hotel'?)

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

I definitely want to make a bumblebee nest pot in my garden - there are some instructions here

There were painted spoons all over the gardens, mostly saying nice, pretty things like 'pollinating plants' or 'butterflies welcome' but I liked this one most.

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

It's so magical, even fairies live there!

Garden visit, the gardens at Severn Hospice, Apley.  From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com

There were craft stalls too, I managed to resist the gorgeous crochet blankets, but I came home with a driftwood tree and a garland too.  Oh and a plant.  And then we took my shopping and ourselves for a walk round Apley Woods.  It was a truly lovely day. 



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4 comments:

  1. Imagine if the anti-snail spoon worked! I could do with an anti-greenfly one at the minute...

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    1. Haha, I could do with an anti-ant one, they're climbing up my apple trees and farming aphids up there!

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  2. I like your photos! Apsley looks a super place!!

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  3. What a wonderful garden! I just love those bug houses.

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