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Snaarman's Garden Moments

Still here. Still almost retired. We have had a "busy year" but now things are slowing down and we can get out a bit.

Nearby we found Apple Court Gardens near Everton (Lymington area). This is a small but perfectly formed garden with a rudimentary tea shop thing attached.

It is at the start of the season so it's more about shape than colour (he said, talking like a gardenist)



But even so I found stuff to snap.



Now my photo gear is a pair of Pen F bodies and a tight selection of lenses.



That range from the 8mm toy fisheye up to the 100-300mm Panasonic Tele.



Most of these are with the 12-40 pro lens.



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Re: Snaarman's Garden Moments

Note that there are quite a few gardens nearby.
We like Exbury Gardens. Huge, with steam train.

There's a Water Park quite close to us here on the south coast. Hmm. Actually its a water feature "shop" with demonstration water garden to walk round (2 each) and no tea shop at all.

There is also another local garden with a mediocre tea shop and very poor planting. Methinks this is just a way to earn a bob or two from your patch of land.

However, grumbles aside, Exbury is very nice if a bit big, and Apple Court will be lovely in the summer despite tea from a flask style tea shop. We bought a year pass we were sufficiently impressed.

Right. Enough of this. I'm off to have another cup of tea.

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Re: Snaarman's Garden Moments

Glad to see you are still taking photographs and still have a keen eye for interesting details.
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Re: Snaarman's Garden Moments

Steam train, gardens, tea, camera. Just need a hip flask to make the perfect day out.
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Re: Snaarman's Garden Moments

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Note that there are quite a few gardens nearby.
We like Exbury Gardens. Huge, with steam train.
AIRC Exbury is the National Centre for rhododendrons and azaleas, so it's well worth a visit soon.

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Re: Snaarman's Garden Moments

We found a one day only open garden near Beaulieu - and that was house and garden on a totally different scale. I imagine they had 15 acres of partly planted woodland. Astonishing..



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