A Winter Visit to Rosemoor

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Image credit: Carole Langman

Rosemoor is one of my favourite gardens to visit. In fact I love it so much, that for the last 3 years I have shared a membership with my great friend Pam. By taking out a membership it seems to spur us on to make more regular visits in order to make the most out of the membership.

rosemoor 2So, a couple of weeks ago we managed to squeeze in our Winter visit for 2017.  Of course at this time of year the parking was a lot easier, in fact there was plenty of space.  Once through the doors, the first place we headed for was the restaurant for a welcome morning coffee.  After catching our breath, and catching up with each other, we ventured out into the grounds.  We were lucky that the rain seemed to hold off whilst we were wandering around.

Even though it was October, there was still plenty of colour in the garden, and a lot to look at.  I wish I knew all the names of the plants that I liked, but my knowledge is limited.  But I did recognise some beautiful flowering shrubs that gave us both a sense of joy and uplifted our spirits.

rosemoor 3We were very impressed with the vegetable gardens, still in full flow.  And I loved the greenhouse – what a lovely way to keep on gardening through the colder months.  Everything was well tended, there were a handful of gardeners working diligently around, mostly in the vegetable areas.  The cold frames were full of produce, so tempting!

After a leisurely walk back through the woods, (somewhere we hadn’t actually walked before and was new to us), we ended up back at the restaurant for a well deserved lunch!  The food at Rosemoor is wonderful, very tasty and inventive.  I love the atmosphere and how healthy I feel after my meal.  I always choose the veggie or fish option, and it always comes with a variety of roasted vegetables – yummy!

The last stop was a quick browse in the wonderful shop where we both chose a lovely scarf, ideal for a special present for a friend or family member.  There was a lot of gift ideas to choose from, and the book selection was huge.  But we managed to restrain ourselves.

rosemoor 4I am already looking forward to our Spring visit, did we put a date in the calendar?  I must get hold of Pam to check…………

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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