Category: Hampshire

A postcard from… Furzey Gardens Illuminations (December 2016)

Images taken at Furzey Gardens, New Forest. December 2016. We’ve previously searched for the magical fairy doors at Furzey Gardens in daylight, but it was a totally different experience seeing the gardens illuminated after dark. A trail of tea lights lit the path winding down to the pond where a beautiful array of coloured lights […]

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A postcard from… Exbury Halloween train (October 2016)

Images taken at Exbury Gardens, New Forest. October 2016. We love visiting Exbury at Halloween, the staff make such an effort with dressing up and decorating the gardens and the spooky train ride is always entertaining. The kids loved taking selfies with the skeletons, spiders and witches dotted around the gardens!

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A postcard from… Exbury Gardens in the summer holidays (August 2016)

Images taken at Exbury Gardens, New Forest. August 2016. We absolutely love visiting Exbury Gardens in the summer holidays, there’s plenty to entertain the kids and it’s usually fairly quiet too, as it’s out of the main flowering season. This year they held ‘Free Art Friday’ events where painted pebbles were hidden around the gardens […]

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A postcard from… Finkley Down Farm, Andover (June 2016)

Images taken at Finkley Down Farm, Andover. June 2016.

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A postcard from… Go Ape Tree Top Junior, Southampton (June 2016)

Images taken at Go Ape Tree Top Junior, Southampton. June 2016. The new Tree Top Junior adventure is a shorter course than the main Go Ape course, but the obstacles are still high up in the trees and just as wobbly! The hand rails are at a lower level for the little ones to reach […]

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A postcard from… Exbury Gardens covered with bluebells (May 2016)

Images taken at Exbury Gardens, New Forest. May 2016. Exbury is really beautiful with a carpet of bluebells. I was attempting to get a nice posed shot of the kids among the bluebells, but that never quite happens… The pheasant and the bee were quite happy to pose for a photo though!

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A postcard from… Exbury Gardens in Spring (May 2015)

Images taken at Exbury Gardens, Hampshire.  May 2015.

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A postcard from… Furzey Gardens, New Forest (February 2015)

Images taken at Furzey Gardens, New Forest. February 2015. Hidden away among the trees and bushes were tiny fairy doors, each with a sprinkling of sparkly fairy dust!  There was a fairy school house and even a fairy ferry service to find along the way.  We walked around the pond and found a feline friend […]

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A postcard from… The Millpond Walk at Beaulieu (February 2015)

Images taken at Beaulieu, Hampshire. February 2015. You wouldn’t think these were taken at a motor museum would you?!  After visiting Beaulieu last summer and realising there was so much more to see than cars, we had to head there again this year.  It was lovely to see how much the Millpond walk changes in […]

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A postcard from… Mottisfont in Winter (December 2014)

Images taken at Mottisfont, Hampshire. December 2014. We visited Mottisfont back in the summer when the gardens were full of butterflies and bees.  This time, they were filled with winter sculptures, snowflakes and icicles, as part of The Nutcracker Christmas event. Inside the house were twinkling fairy lights, a huge Christmas tree, large wooden puppets […]

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