There’s not much else you can do in this weather to stay entertained and as Alex loves going out I thought long and hard as to what we could do without melting in the rain…. Cardiff Botanical gardens.. why not. I hadn’t been there since I were knee high to a grasshopper. So, with packed lunch in hand we trotted off this afternoon for a taster..
Isn’t it wonderful! All indoors.. no rain just mossy damp smells and fountain drops.. most of all peaceful too .
Terrapins which apparently “nip” so we were cautioned not to touch them, however cute they look and they can carry all sorts of nasty germs including salmonella. No turtle soup for us tonight then!
Is it a tiger, a lion or an orangutan in the jungle… nope it’s Alex scoffing his lunch and trying to peek into my bag for more mini Jaffa cakes.
All in all, the plants in there were amazing, scented ones, bright vibrant coloured ones and horn shaped ones which I think are the type that might eat insects .
We had a lovely time, climbing bridges and hopping from one bench to another to eat our lunch whilst watching huge Coy Carp waggling their way across the pond, although we thought it best to buy fish pellets for them and not give them our chicken sandwiches!
Oooops and trust me to stumble across this naked creature amongst the plants too.
I’d certainly say it was well worth the visit and for those of you on a budget, entrance at £1.40 is superb. Other advantages are that it;s placed well away from the bustle of the lake and far far away from the ice cream kiosk and cafes which can be a nightmare if you’re with demanding youngsters.
The glass house really is a hidden gem which appears to be forgotten by many of us here in Cardiff. I suspect mainly because the main attraction to the park are the swans and ducks. So if you’re local pop in. The staff are lovely, helpful and only too willing to show you around.
Now to pop for a quick look around Hobbycraft for my next project!
Have a great rest of the week my good friends.
Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx