Friday, 22 July 2016

Lovely model gardens! ;-)

There is a wonderful assortment of model gardens at Trago Mills,

Newton Abbot.

I first visited these in 2009; I have to say that six years on

 they are still a sight to behold.

This is 'The Environmental Garden', where the creators have made use of

old things: tyres; a tin bath; a garden roller; old sinks; an old washing machine drum

 and bits of old iron.

The 'Devon Scene' serves to remind visitors where they are

with the old Devon thatched cottage standing alongside 

a river, with clapper bridge.

'Canal Street' has a row of houses each with their own pretty

frontage, facing a canal with an appropriate green barge,

bedecked with geraniums etc.

'The Railway Children's Garden'  is lovely and

depicts that old scene which we all love...

not forgetting the brown and cream signal box.

And the 'Cornish Seaside Garden' is lovely too...

If you fancy something a bit more formal then

'The Italian White Garden' is for you.

Or there's the 'Four Seasons Garden' complete with pool...

For more perfumed surroundings then 'The Sensory Garden' is top notch 

and not only pleasing to the nose but also a visual delight!

A visit to the model gardens at Trago Mills is a must!