Beautiful gardens appeal to our minds and senses – the colours, immense diversity of designs, fragrances, flavours, sounds from birds and insects, and the variety of textures. These all awaken something basal within us.
Although, by no means, do I possess a green thumb, I hold a deep appreciation for the sanctuary of gardens.
I like nothing more than going for a walk or drive around my neighbourhood and taking notice of the beautifully crafted gardens others have created.
Or, if I’m visiting a friend’s, I am always observant and tune in to what they’ve done with their plants.
Fortunately here in Canberra we have gardens, reserves and parks aplenty, and I cherish my time exploring our natural wonderland.
And I celebrate each small success in my own backyard, experiencing joy from seeing a carefully tended bud, reach its bloom.
“A garden is a thing of beauty and a job forever.” – Richard Briers