We're very lucky to live near to Trago Mills!
The trouble is that we both hate the place!! LOL ;-)
So, we haven't been there for quite some time..in truth we avoid it!
However... someone told me, just last week, that I would find
Cuprinol paint there, at a good price!
And so off we go...
It's the 'beyond' bit that , in my opinion, is the very best bit about
Trago Mills...that is , apart from the road out of the place! ;-)
They have made some gorgeous model gardens and
I have to say that I was dead impressed!!
Take the Environmental Garden.
Now this really did appeal to me and I could have happily
taken it home with me.
A bicycle, bedstead and old tin bath, amongst other well worn
bits and pieces, completed this very lovely scene.
Then there was Canal Street....
A little street of terraced homes, overlooking the canal with
this gorgeous green barge taking pride of place on the water.
Not far away was, 'The Railway Children's Garden'
An idyllic little scene!
I loved the rather stately Red Hot Pokers with their strong, striking
colours, against the backdrop of the green engine.
Ellie the engine!
And then a reminder of where we are...like we needed that!
... a Cornish beach scene met our eyes.
And here we have the 'Four Seasons Garden'
I'm not quite sure what will happen here in the autumn,winter or spring..
no doubt I will drag Mr S (kicking and screaming) back here, to take a look!
If ever there was a moment that I wanted to get out my paintbrushes
and create, in order to knock up a bit of ' in the style of Monet ' ,
this was it! Hee hee!!
I do so love Water Lilies!
..and these were stunning!
An oriental touch was very pleasing too...
Next up...a more formal Italian area ...
And wandering around looking at these lovely gardens,
just for a brief moment, I thought that I was perhaps at Wisley
or somewhere equally as wonderful !
Until I turned around ...
What a place!
Don't be fooled...
I've given you absolutely no idea of what this place
is REALLY like but I HAVE given you the 'alternative' view!
Do you know, that during our walk around these delightful
gardens, we saw four other people?!
We more or less had the area to ourselves!
Down in the shopping area, there were more like 4 thousand!!
I think that says it all, don't you?!