Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Highdown Gardens

Our first picnic of the year! With maternity leave ticking away and the weather being so beautiful today, when things got grumpy after lunch I piled the three of us into the car and headed to the nearby Highdown Gardens. The gardens are lovely at any time of year, and on this beautiful sunny day they were glorious. My favourite part of the gardens is the Chalk Garden, with a large grassy area to sit on, a pond with enormous fishes and a little footpath at one end for Harry to run around.

Running around the Chalk Garden

We'd just eaten so the picnic was limited to raisins, cheerios and breadsticks. Mia didn't really get into the spirit of it, she just up-ended all my little pots. The birds will be well fed this evening.

Vintage Marmite merchandise

You can get around easily with a pushchair, although there are some steps. The gardens  are situated on a fairly steep slope, so you just have to keep an eye on toddlers that love running down hills as it's a long walk back up from the bottom!

The pushchair came down, but wasn't going up
Entry to the gardens is free (although donations are gratefully accepted) and I'd really recommend a visit if you live nearby!

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