Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday morning at the garden centre.

Last week when Mr FH and I were babysitting our two grandsons we decided to take them out for morning tea to a nearby nursery. Actually, the truth is the noise levels were getting a bit high so we took them out to share them around!! Do you ever do that?? We had a lovely morning just wandering around this pretty nursery in the dappled sunlight. We loved all the quirky little featured the staff had added to the displays. The huge established trees were magnificent.
Here’s our two little boys – not sure about this giraffe.
This is where we had our morning tea. Sorry no photos- I was busy trying to make sure there weren’t any spillages.
We have just noticed our neighbours at the beach house have planted a Ficus  like this on our fence line. Somehow I think we need to talk!!
What a great idea this was….little kids riding bikes all over the place and just so happy to be there with Mum and Dad.
What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning.

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Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Now that's a garden much inspiration! Love all the bicycles full of blooms, the little bench in the middle of all the greenery, those boots and wheelbarrow...such great ideas. The kids parking...sooo cute!!!
Thanks sooo much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a neat place and a fun outing. I like the kid's cute! Still wondering about that tall giraffe! heehee!

Donna Wilkes said...

What a lovely post crammed full with garden ideas and beautiful vignettes. Cute idea for the kiddie bikes. Funny for me is the directional sign with "TOILETS" with the plants!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Looks like a fun place for all! That tree is huge- I wonder how long it will take to get that big!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful place to explore, it is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great place to visit and let the little ones joy!!
That purple bench would go so well with all the things that i just painted in my patio!!


Anonymous said...

I love all the stuff growing everywhere (like on the boots and the bike). Very pretty. And the signs for Herbs and the like? I love it!

xinex said...

I will have so much fun walking around that garden center. Everything looks so luch..Christine

Art and Sand said...

What a fun garden center with so much eye candy.

I envy you the two little boys to make your life noisy.

Light and Voices said...

ROFL....I loved the Kid's Parking Sign. Great photos and they showed your sense of humor. Very nice blog.
JM Illinois

carol l mckenna said...

What a lovely place and exquisite photography ~ ^_^

Great for the little ones too ~ with all that energy!

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

What fun inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Nursery tour. I pinned one of your pictures. What a fun place to take your grands. Have a great weekend. Blessings!

Fishtail Cottage said...

please come over and share your gardening posts at Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoox, tracie

Mommy Evolution said...

Visiting from Monday Funday. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at And who knows, you may just get featured next week.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

What a fabulous garden centre. I've seen boots planted before, but not the toes too!

Savannah Granny said...

What an awesome place and what a great place to take the grands. I would certainly love to spend the day here. I, now, know what I will do with my youngest daughter's (46) tricycle.
Thanks for sharing this enchanting place.
xo SavannahGranny

Sunny Simple Life said...

I love to visit the nursery. This looks like SoCal. I have never seen it though but it looks like fun.

PJH Designs said...

What a lovely place! I love the use of old bicycles as planters to cute and the little rides are a brilliant idea. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

Peggy~PJH Designs

cherry said...

Wow what a wonderful nursery I would never want to leave..
hugs, Cherry

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Oh what a lovely place, and it's so cool that they make it "kid-friendly!" Definitely speak with your neighbor about the ficus tree. In our last home, a small neighborhood of townhouses, there was a ficus tree or two in each front yard. They have very invasive roots & will get into your sewer/septic system, break sidewalks and driveways, and just cause all kinds of havoc. We were lucky to convince our HOA to get them all removed, but not before several people had major damage caused by the trees. Good luck with that!

Fishtail Cottage said...

thanks so much for coming over and linking up to the first garden party of 2013 over here at Fishtail Cottage! xoxo, tracie

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

What a fun place. Love the bikes for them to ride. I totally understand the sharing of the noise. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Kathy said...

Wow, what a very interesting nursery - love the whimsical touches. The photo with your grandchildren and the topiary giraffe is marvelous! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,