Life begins at 60?
Since I retired I have become a writer, flower arranger,judge for Yorkshire in Bloom assisted in and presented on a local radio station, volunteer on an allotment for adults with disabilities and help to run a social enterprise with profits going to mental health charities etc etc
I live in West Yorkshire and spend much of the summer at the Yorkshire coast.
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Visit to Burnby Hall Garden and Museum, Pocklington
had an enjoyable visit to Burnby Hall in Pocklington in the Yorkshire Wolds, The
gardens have been on my “to see” list for ages.The museum houses hundreds of interesting exhibits, collected by the
previous owner of Burnby Hall, Major Percy Stewart, during his travels to every
continent in the early 1900s, often accompanied by his wife.
was still plenty of colour at the end of the Summer plus other delightful
touches, although I thought that some of the contemporary sculptures were
rather out of place especially in the Victorian Garden.
The Secret Garden opened out into this lovely open area with statue.
Upper and Lower Lakes are home to a National Collection of over 100 varieties
of Hardy Water Lily.
The Hall is now used as council offices
cafe didn’t offer much for vegetarians but I found this in the gift shop
reduced from £2.95 to 50p – who else would want post-its with a Yiddish phrase!
While not my favourite garden, it is well worth seeing for the surprises which are revealed around every corner