I usually run with a theme. I am continuing my celebration of Spring this week (and probably next week too). My city has an annual flower festival to celebrate Spring (Floriade). Just down the road there is also a private celebration which is where I am taking you this week.
Tulip Top Gardens is the brainchild and work (lots of work) of a single family. One family does all the back breaking planting and preparation work by hand. And they put in over half a million bulbs and plants. I am in awe. Unlike Floriade there is a fee to enter (which includes free instant tea and/or coffee) but the commercialisation pretty much stops there.
It is just off the highway between my city and Sydney and a million miles from it.
Even by my standards I took LOTS of photos when we visited early last week. Covid cancelled it last year and I was so very happy to welcome it back. Classical music plays from the trees, there are frogs croaking happily in the water ways, and chairs are spread across the grass to sit, admire or doze (which I saw several people doing. Do you wonder we love it there?
There is a lot yet to come out. We may have to make a return visit. Goodness how we suffer.
This last photo is the entrance to the gardens but for some reason Blogger decided that it would order my photos to suit itself. The pear blossom is out, and the crab apple on the other side of the walk way is nearly out.
Next week (weather permitting) I will take you to Floriade with us.
Whatever your season I hope you find some spring in your steps this week.