Posts tagged with "travel"



Travel · 23. September 2019
The other end of the Yarra River, 70kms or so in the hills at Warburton couldn’t be more peaceful and contrasting. The quiet lush and green valley town is surrounded by forest encrusted mountains, which fills it with the freshest (...)
Travel · 06. September 2019
Placed in the heart of one of Europe's important horticultural gardens lies a small elegant glass house that is a beautiful colourful place to sit and contemplate the greatness of the property that surrounds it.

Travel · 11. June 2019
Once merely a green field, the garden has taken many years to create, design and build. Upon leaving the nursery we head down a wide path with a forest of trees planted either side (...)
Travel · 01. May 2019
Hawthorn Cottage is a green little oasis that took our breath away. As we entered the quirky little home, you could be fooled into thinking that you had actually walked into a book cover and entered a fantasy land. I couldn't believe we were going to live here for a whole week!

Travel · 03. April 2019
Heywood Gardens is situated near the towns of Abbeyleix and Ballinakill in Ireland's centre, and is a garden that began its life in the 1700's with additional planning and design completed in 1912, Both the parkland and meditarean style garden compliment each other greatly and is worth more than just a quick peek for visitors.
Travel · 26. February 2019
The green blue tropical-like waters lap at the jetty’s edges, shallow on one side, and the deep channel on the other side, a large tide sweeps in and out underneath, bringing in various fish and wildlife. While walking on a clear day, the distinctive shape of Snake Island stands out in the distance, in front of Wilsons Promontory, with it's monstrous prehistoric aura (...)

Travel · 11. February 2019
When we visited the magnificent walled gardens of Kylemore Abbey recently this past Autumn, I was delighted to find the restored Head Gardeners Cottage perched at the top of the undulating site, an ideal place really for gazing down at the daily goings on of the garden. (...)
Travel · 28. November 2018
The entrance to the bog walk is next door to the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel with parking available there. The walk begins down a long cool lane thats lush with trees and understory forest plants, a nice green entry to the site, with little hint of what’s to come. Sign posts stagger down the lanes with flora and fauna listings and information about the bog, which has been leased by the community for at least the next 50 years and is run completely by volunteers interested in (...)

Latest Down the Red Dirt Road... · 23. October 2018
By the time we pulled into the driveway at home it had been springing for a good couple of weeks. Weeds to the knee, tall grass and all the late daffs blooming. Every single vegetable had bolted to seed. It was apparent that (...)
Travel · 16. July 2018
As well as penguins and seals, Phillip Island is home to tropical mangroves, and to special birds that migrate from as far as Alaska to spend time there.

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