Friday, 21 July 2017

Song for a Friend

I had such a lovely day with my friends yesterday - a day in Oxford and in particular the Botanic Garden.
The oldest botanic garden in Britain - founded in 1621!
It has 7 glass houses with different climates from the fernery to the arid cacti house. I particularly liked the insectovores house.
The laid out gardens and these amazing meadows are so beautiful!
And the walled border, which was planted up 10 years ago - wow!

The sun shone for much of the day, after a grey wet start which would have upset our open-top bus ride!
My lovely buddies - good luck in Switzerland Sarah!
 Thank goodness for the sunshine as it makes for much more colourful photos!
So, we had a great day with lunch at The Vaults and later a cream tea in the oldest coffee house in Britain, The Grand Hotel. 
Such a beautiful city
It was a fab send-off for Sarah who's moving to Switzerland. Today's title song is for her by her favourite, Roddy Frame.


  1. A lovely spot. No doubt holidays in Switzerland are on the cards.

  2. We had plans to go to Oxford a few weeks ago, but it did not happen - it is on our list to visit as I have never been and your photographs have reaffirmed that I indeed want to visit it. What a way to visit it with good friends and a farewell.

    1. Oh yes! You must visit - it has such a great atmosphere, especially if it's sunny

  3. I love Oxford, and I visit the botanic gardens every time I'm there. The last time it was winter, but the greenhouses are still wonderful even then. Otherwise Oxford also has a lot to offer with its architecture and good pubs and restaurants.

    1. I was born there, but don't visit as often as I mean to. This was my first (and definitely not last) visit to the Botanic Garden


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