31 May 2011

syon park

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Gosh and blimey, we happed across this place...Syon Park, in west London. Its so beautiful, with a massive lake, roses, peonies, water Lilies and ducks! The green house is a bit of alright too.




not only that, but there is a whooping great garden nursery on the grounds too that even has an aquarium {full of colourful baby fish that you can buy for just tuppence!}. AND a cafe! Actually, if it wasn't for these pics, I might have thought I'd nodded off and dreamt it all up...



...and that maybe I had shrunk, because even the scones were bigger than my head.

oh hang on, yes there was a negative...those bloody planes again, roaring over head, its actually like standing on a Heathrow runway. Booo.

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place and what good photographs, its like something from another age isn't it.

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  2. How do you find those wonderful places ??? You look really beautiful on the photo, the shirt (that's probably not how you call it) suits you very well ! And those leaves are huge, it's incredible !

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  3. the lilies and lily pads look the same in West London as here in North Carolina, beautiful pictures my blogger friend :)

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  4. This looks like heaven! Wow. I'd love to run a place like this one day.

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  5. wow!! completely gorgeous - i'll certainly try and get there this year xxxxx

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  6. Syon Park is just opposite Kew Gardens; which is much bigger and has a lot more to see, plus shops and cafes...unfortunately it still has aircraft noise, most days.

    Kew Swing is great in June, when you can listen to some great artists perform live in Kew Gardens, and watch the fireworks display at the end. It's best enjoyed with Champagne and a picnic.

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  7. Ahh I was there on Monday for the first time too. Was lovely and such a great find! Shhh lets keep it a secret ;)

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  8. Never been to Syon Park! I really must start visiting these places that are right on my London doorstep!

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  9. Ah I used to go there all the time as a kid - maybe it's time for another visit.

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  10. I just can't work out how I never made it here in all my years of living in London, I went to Kew loads of times. Thank you, I am living vicariously through you, especially the pics of glorious roses, now that its officially winter here.

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  11. I do love Kew too, but I prefer smaller places like this {and Chelsea Physic gardens of course!}. The planting is amazing, and looks really natural.

    Kew is great in the autumn because of all the trees, but we can never afford the entrance fee {+cream tea etc...}.

    We will try and think up some more garden destinations soon!

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  12. i.am.in.love!

    a dear reader of mine suggested your blog as i will be spending my summer in oxford this summer...your blog is filled with goodies for me to explore and experience.

    love!

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  13. You are such a clever young lady, what an idea in these difficult times to give a master class on how to make the cheapest and prettyist bouquet and headress I have seen in a long time.

    You could run classes I'm sure.... Genius.

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  14. Lovely photo's and yes it's a beautiful place. Kew Gardens is just down the road from there and it's my favourite. If you like Syon Park then you will love Kew - but alas, there are still planes going overhead!

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