Anyway. One of the places we revisted on our trip was The Museum of Welsh Life. 'Revisited' because last year we only saw half of it - it was huge and it was a very hot day, so we decided to return this year to see the other half... the other half being the gardens.
It turned out to be a very nice surprise because this is the view you get as you walk down the path.
Looking down on one of the three small lakes.
Formal gardens in the top part of the gardens.
Roses! The scent was wonderful.
I was fascinated by these fruit trees that had fallen over and then sprouted from the trunk. Never seen that before.
Bit of an Italian theme going on here I think.
Can't you just imagine sitting in this gorgeous spot with a good book?
I must admit I thought this was a fairy lurking in the undergrowth. On closer inspection, I don't actually think it is... LOL! Hmm.
The Museum of Welsh Life is well known for its outdoor reconstructions of houses through the ages, most of which are in the other half of the grounds. Just these two in the garden half, the first barn being used as a demo of roof thatching and the second a very old barn, beautifully constructed.
Full circle and nearly back at the beginning. We were very impressed with the beauty and tranquility of these gardens, they're well maintained with thoughtful planting and delightful aspects from many vantage points. Worth a visit if you're in the Cardiff area.