Wonderful Wanders: The Queen’s Gardens
A few weeks ago, before the Autumn chill set in and the flowers were still in bloom, I went for a walk in the Queen’s Gardens in Regents Park. I love the parks in London, each one of them has something special to offer, especially the the Royal Parks; I am lucky enough to live within walking distance from Greenwich Park and so I rarely make the effort to travel far just to see another park. However, I had heard wonderful things about the gardens in Regents Park, so one sunny Saturday I set off across London to see it for myself.
Regent’s Park is pretty big, but luckily there are clearly illustrated maps at all the entrances to help you find your way around. One of the main attractions is peddle boating on the river, which many people seemed to be enjoying the day I visited.
I’ve been obsessed with fresh cut roses recently, there is something so classic and delicate about them, so the rose gardens were a real treat for me. There were so many varieties of roses and the name placards were beautiful. One of my favourites was the Keep Smiling rose, which was yellow, my favourite colour!
I love the symmetry of the walk ways, the tree and flowers were perfectly aligned and matched to balance. The magnificent fountains were a popular spot for both visitors and locals, and by locals I mean the magpies who were taking a sun bath in them.
People watching has always been a hobby of mine, it is interesting to see how people interact with each other in different environments; there was an air of peace in the park and as people walked along the paths, linked arms, I felt transported back in time to when these walk ways were places where couples went to court for the afternoon.