Where once we charged all over the place: Up to London, to the cinema, to the theatre, the BFI, St Martin’s in the Fields, riding on our senior railcard, luxuriating with our free bus pass – we now realise that many pleasures open to us over many years have been neglected due to the absence of time.
Many people are realising that their memberships of numerous organisations may well give them “free access” throughout the year. Those membership cards were there, but way down the “to do” list until now. For us, the RHS at Wisley Gardens are now a weekly visit. Apart from half term, when it was fully booked in advance. So we still went in the pouring rain to buy spring bulbs. The shops are, of course, outside garden entry.
To this, we add the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, which will see us visiting Arundel and Barn Elms far more than we have ever done in the past. Really exciting, as winter is the best time of all at the Wetlands. And Arundel will soon have Dalmatian Pelicans on display. A new enclosure, for an enormous bird that was once native to Britain a long time ago.
These organisations feel very safe in taking Covid regulations very seriously indeed.
Not surprising, then, that Mindfully Bertie will follow the same path. It’s not what you can’t do. but what you can. And here we are at Wisley for some Wisley Titbits.
The Cup and Saucer plant
The Passion Flower
The New Centre of Well-being
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/health-and-wellbeing/articles/wellbeing-gardens-at-wisley Includes the Back to Nature Children’s Garden (below) and the Duchess of Cambridge involvement with it.
The Back to Nature Children’s Garden
Cup of Tea and Cake
In the Café Garden
Lighting a Candle for Diddley.
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