Exploring Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Last weekend I managed to take my first full weekend break away since before I opened the shop early last year (cheers Kay & Gareth)! Jonny had thoughtfully booked an Airbnb apartment in the West End of Edinburgh for my Christmas present and March quickly swung round for us to head up North to Scotland for a couple of days. To break the trip up I booked a hotel in Glasgow next to the university for the Friday night so it wasn’t such a chore getting across to Edinburgh on the Saturday morning. We had one aim for our short stay and that was to head to the Botanic Gardens just a hop, skip and a jump away from the hotel.
Now, I normally start my Saturday mornings rushing around, packing last minute orders for the last of the weeks pick ups, vacuuming the shop and getting Lily out for a quick walk before opening up, but having a Saturday morning free to stroll around a Victorian glasshouse is definitely how I want to start every weekend from now on!
We wandered around the grounds from about 10am, which was the perfect time to take some photographs before more tourists and locals arrived to take in the magnificent surroundings. There was a room in one of the glasshouses where a group of men and women were performing their morning yoga rituals and we watched several Glaswegians go about their weekend as usual with their children or walking their dogs. There was an overwhelming sense of calm in those glasshouses, being around that much greenery and botanic life is seriously good for the soul.
I’ve tried to condense the images down into these little vignettes, but maybe i’ll post another batch of them next month when I can chat with you guys longer about some of the stunning plant species we came across. Until then you can find out more about the gardens by clicking HERE.