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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens


By sueb


My Granddaughter has been with me this week yesterday we had a girls morning out at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens It’s been some time since my last visit I worked here about 10 years ago and since then there have been many changes.

It was so peaceful wandering amongst the flowers. The dragonflies by the lake fascinated Layla. After we had had, enough we went home for lunch. Granddad came home early and we then went to Lepe Beach for the afternoon. We had a picnic tea, which included a lovely Victoria sponge cake Layla made on Thursday. We have had a wonderful week planting out summer bedding in the garden making hanging baskets up and potting up some seedlings.
I think it is going to be very quiet next week

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Wow.! What a super sponge cake Layla made. Wish mine came up as big as that.
Thank you for sharing your day out to Hilliers, photos are lovely.

5 Jun, 2010


Good photography sueb ... & a very delicious looking cake! Any left?!
Sounds like a fab family week together ... good for the soul.xx

5 Jun, 2010


I learn something every day - Hillier is such a famous name, but I didn't know there was a garden you could visit! It looks beautiful. :-)

5 Jun, 2010


What a lovely time you've had. The gardens look wonderful, wish I could have been there and then home for cake :~)))

5 Jun, 2010


lovely blog Sueb and the cake looks yummy.

5 Jun, 2010


It looks a lovely place to visit. I'm glad you both enjoyed.
Nice to have the baking done for you :o)

6 Jun, 2010


Hi Cinders ~ Nanny’s fool proof cake recipe for the sponge. Works every time!

Fluff ~ about one slice left ...but you'll have to be quick!

Spritz~ the gardens cover about twenty five acres if your ever this way worth a visit.

Pipossueak ~ I love having Layla stay she is my eldist grandchild and is becoming quite the young lady... (not a stroppy teenager ...yet! lol)

Seaburngirl ~ She was very proud of the cake.

Hywel ~ It was a great day out. And as for the baking she washed up and put away to!

Thank you all for your lovely comments

6 Jun, 2010


what a lovely place to visit sue, pretty pics to, your grandaughter is lovely and bet you have enjoyed her being there and helping you ;o))

6 Jun, 2010


Thanks San ~ The house is very quiet this morning no JLS or mimi ninja.
It'a going to be house work this morning and in the garden after lunch and maybe a trip to the garden centre. :0)

7 Jun, 2010


I would give her a gold medal for that cake but I see someone has beaten me to it. I have Hilliers plant book and use it a lot. The gardens are on my list of places to visit.

7 Jun, 2010


Well worth a visit Scotsgran and yes Gold for the cake :o)

7 Jun, 2010

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