Monday, August 10

Rose & Lavender Garden

I'm sure I mentioned this somewhere before - I live very close to the Dutch border. It only takes 20 minutes by car and we're in the nearest Dutch town called Winterswijk. A little further on is the quaint book town Bredevoort It always seems there's a lot more going on in the towns in The Netherlands than where I live...although some would say living smack in the middle of a Nature Reserve is exciting enough. Well, for bird-watchers anyway :) But the place I most love to visit, especially in summertime is the Rose and Lavender Garden. They are open April through October, and since last year there is a beautiful little gift shop selling rose-patterned china, soaps, candles, liqeurs and homemade jams. The owner also does gorgeous floral arrangements upon request. And there are all sorts of roses available for purchase. Here you see a few images taken from their website.

During the summer, there is a lovely terrace to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a delicious selection of homemade cakes. We're not going to miss the special event on Sunday 16th "Art, Kitsch & Cooking". There will be a variety of art to admire, and local sculptors show and demonstrate their work, plus lots of food to sample...can't imagine a better way to enjoy a Sunday! We're so lucky that the sun has been out for the last three days - perfect for sight-seeing! Have a great weekend,

20 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous garden! It looks so peaceful.

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  2. The garden looks beautiful and the little gift shop looks like so much fun! Enjoy the special event tomorrow!

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  3. Sounds like a realy neat place to live!

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  4. Wow...that looks gorgeous! I wish I could go:)

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  5. This is our kind of place to visit. You are blessed to only drive 20 mins away and find such a tranquil place to visit. We know of such places in the US but it takes a bit longer from our home. Thanks for the share and we would love to make it to your part of the world one of these days!

    Friends 4 Life!

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  6. That looks like a beautiful place.

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  7. i like the garden its so beautiful

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  8. A very relaxing place.... Thanks fo visiting my blog!!!! Take Care!!!!

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  9. Hi Duni! What lovely flowers/garden...and am so glad that you've been able to get in some sight-seeing!

    Have a great week!

    ~Cheryl xoxo

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  10. The garden is beautiful. I hope you enjoyed the weekend and relaxed.

    Thanks for the comment about the new website. It is a work in progress...I certainly hope that one day I can get it professionally done!

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  11. Oh it's so lovely there - I know I would love it. Have a great day

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  12. Is this post from Aug10 ?????
    I see it now,
    Blogger works not good at the moment :(

    Now I now where you live in de near from Winterswijk..... LOL
    Its I think 4 ours from us :))
    I love rose roses
    they make my day:))

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  13. Looks like a lovely place to spend a day Thanks for sharing :D

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  14. That is a beautiful place...I live about 2-3 hours drive from an arboretum that's manicured like that, and 10 minutes from a state forest with the wild beauty.

    Glad to hear the weather has held out for you guys to take in some gorgeous scenery!

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  15. I love these photos.

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  16. Yay that the sun has been shining!! Beautiful pictures.. what a gorgeous place to live nearby!! :)

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  17. Wow what a beautiful place! I could do some serious damage to my wallet in that gift shop - lol. Hope all is well!

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  18. Oh my how very beautiful this is! i am finally getting back into a routine after a long break.

    It has taken me weeks but I am glad I am catching up because I most definitely would not have wanted to miss this!!

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures with us!!
    Jackie:-)

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  19. Hi, just wanted to leave a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts today. You have a great blog, and I love your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them !

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