Monday, 2 September 2013

Shots: Mt Congreve

Last weekend, the majestic Mt. Congreve gardens opened on a Saturday for the first time as long as I - and my parents - can remember. I seized the oppurtunity to set foot in the fabulous, flowery destination for the first time that day, as although it is only a 20-minute walk from my house, its usual Thursday opening never suited my schedule, what with school and life, in general. My visit was one well spent snapping, ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the garden's sheer perfection, from the lilies to even the lawns.

My favourite picture that I took on the day is the last one on display in this post: I love the contrast between the tropical looking, pink-puff ball tree (name unknown!) and the deep, dark flowers below it. I find the combination of delicacy and bright colours somewhat fascinating: I will certainly be finding out the name of this particular tree in order to hunt it down for my own future, err, gardens.

I would most definitely recommend anyone in the vicinity of Waterford to visit Mt. Congreve - Even those not lucky enough to possess a green finger (ahem, me) will marvel at this colourful paradise. Some may find the abundance of bees to be unnerving, although I personally found their hum to be completely relaxing. Is that weird? Whale calls aint got nothing on this.


  1. gorgeous photos! such beautiful greenery, the last one is my favorite photo.