A Word a Week Challenge – Garden

Skinnywench’s weekly challenge this week is Garden.  I sometimes visit gardens when I travel. They may be formal, they may be botanic. Engish classic gardens seem haphazard and random but can be planned for form, colour and scent combinations. Hedges and trees can be clipped into shapes and forms like topiary trees are. You might find gazebos, reflecting pools, , little bridges, arches, fountains, gnomes and lots and lots of flowers of all kinds. Gardens are usually very pleasant places to stroll.

Rather than focus on closeups of things in gardens, which I also shoot, here are some photos (mostly) of overall views.


The house was abandoned but the garden seems to be thriving. Prince Edward Island, Canada

Knot Garden, Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

B&B garden, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Rosenborg Castle gardens, Copenhagen

Albertine Square Gardens, Brussels

Culpepper Garden, Leeds Castle, UK

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, nr. Stratford-on-Avon, UK

Open Air Museum topiary garden, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Open Air Museum topiary garden, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia

And here in my own city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, We have a historic Victorian formal garden in the middle of the city.  It’s a lovely place to go and sit or walk. There are lots of rare types of trees, there are gardens, roses, flowers, fountains. There’s a big pond, geese and a couple of white swans in residence. There’s an old bandstand where you might hear music played in summer, and there’s a cafe where you can buy an ice cream and sit in the sun, or the shade if you want.

Halifax Public Gardens

A little oasis in the city centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia