A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Holiday - Peco Gardens, Beer - Thursday, 4th July
On Thursday 4th July we returned to Beer and visited the Peco Gardens. They were excellent value for money we thought as there was so much to do and see there and the gardens were beautiful and very well maintained.
I am not sure how well this photo works but the paving was designed to form a snake
Garden Cross Spider
The Moon Garden
An enchanting Grotto celebrating the mythological sea god Poseidon
There was also a beautiful Night Sky mosaic showing the constellations - seem to have missed uploading the photo (doh!!! - haven't a clue how to put a photo in the middle of a post once they've all be uploaded!)
The Secret Walled Garden
Beer Heights Light Railway
There is also a miniature 7 1/4" light gauge railway to take a ride on. It travels through the gardens and there are lovely views of Beer.
There is an excellent Model Railway Exhibition to visit - with an amazing array of different model railways all designed to fit in various parts of the home such as the Loft, Garage, Study, Garden, Alcove, Bedroom, Hallway. The attention to detail and the models were absolutely brilliant.
We had a game of crazy golf and there were several playgrounds for children depending on their age.
Didn't expect to see "him" here!
In addition, there is a Wildway Park with flower-filled banks (saw a few Small Tortoiseshell), woodland and a pond with ducks and the Fitness Trail!!
Brian and David went on a Ghost Walk in Lyme Regis in the evening - I stayed in and started the packing!!!
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.