Monday, 25 April 2016

Mosaic Monday Battle of the Parks

Hello

Thanks for visiting and all your messages, it's always great to hear from you. Mosaic Monday is becoming less frequent after today so do make the most of all the exciting posts on Judith's link up.

On my recent trip to London, I was astounded at all the stunning flower beds in the Royal Parks. I thought you would enjoy seeing all the colourful bulbs and plants.  If you click on the photos, you'll be able to zoom in.

St James' Park

As well as the beautiful flowers, you can find pelicans in the lake here in London's oldest park. Pelicans have been there for 400 years.






Lunchtime at St James Square

Tucked away in the middle of a built-up area, this small garden was full of colour and people enjoying their lunch in the sun.



Hyde Park

A huge expanse of open space for everyone to enjoy but near the Apsley House gate, there are bluebells and flower beds. In the summer the roses look fantastic here.




Kensington Gardens

At the moment the daffodils are still in bloom but Kensington Palace has some beautiful gardens and the Italian Garden with its water feature is also spectacular.



Kensington Palace in the distance


I also called into Green Park on this visit but there are still Regents, Bushy, Richmond, Greenwich and Brompton Cemetery to explore and then there are all the secret, hidden gardens, like St James Square above, within the City which offer a breath of fresh air within all the razzmatazz and of course they are all free to visit.




Cheerio

24 comments:

  1. Hello, gorgeous flowers and gardens. Looks like a wonderful visit to London! Lovely photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. It's easy to get photos of flowers as they keep still unlike all the birds that you photograph, I don't know how you get such good ones. Have a good week. :-)

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  2. Thanks for the great photos. There are so many wonderful little spots of natural beauty in London, as well as the gorgeous old buildings! Who doesn't love London.

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    1. It's a wonderful city, so much to see :-)

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  3. Great colorful plantings. Your collage is so feminine & romantic ♥

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    1. Lots of lovely pinks and the scent was marvellous too. :-)

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  4. Beautiful London parkland floral displays, when I was watching the marathon yesterday I noticed the bright floral displays as the runners were approaching the Mall from Bird Cage Walk. xx

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    1. There were so many runners all looking brightly coloured themselves almost overshadowing the flowers! x

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  5. Gorgeous blooms. Display gardens are always so so beautiful. I do like your mosaic.
    MB

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    1. Thanks. You just can't resist taking lots of photos with all that colour. :-)

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  6. Stunning traditional English gardens and borders - where it all started for us in Canada.

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    1. The parks are so well looked after and give pleasure to so many people.

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  7. Wonderful gardens, I had no idea there were pelicans in St James's Park. The flowers in your mosaic are very pretty:)

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    1. The last time I saw one it was sitting on one of the benches with hoards of tourists looking on! :-)

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  8. Wow, how wonderful to see such incredible gardens. London has so many incredibly beautiful places!

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    1. It's a wonderful city full of surprises! :-)

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  9. I was watching something recently that said that London either had the most or one of the most parks and open spaces in a major city. It is so good that there are these wonderful gardens and parks to explore isn't it, especially when they are this beautiful!

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    1. They are so easy to get to as well, a real breath of fresh air in the City . x

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  10. Oh how lucky to visit these amazing gardens....maybe someday I'll get there.

    Donna@GardensEyeView
    and LivingFromHappiness

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    1. I'm sure you have wonderful places near you too. London is quite special with a great mix of things to see. :-)

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  11. Hello, hello here's me rushing in late, but lovely to arrive in time for a stroll in the park. It's always wonderful to take time out to stop and smell the roses.... or whatever is in bloom. Spring looks like she's putting on a good show over there this year?
    Wren x

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    1. They do such a good job with the planting in the parks, you just couldn't cram in another tulip and then in a couple of weeks, out they'll come and something else will be blooming madly. x

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