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A WALK THROUGH MOUNT PLEASANT GARDENS
3rd August 2008

Some of the countries finest gardens are in Cheshire, and with Cheshire's Year of Gardens 08 in full swing they are all at their best. Mount Pleasant Gardens is one of the smaller Gardens, but it certainly is one of the best.

Set in the rolling hills of Cheshire, Mount Pleasant Gardens is near Kelsall, a short drive from Chester, Northwich and Delamere.

We started out at the front gate, where we took a short walk through an arch cut out in the hedge which led out to a grassed area surrounded by trees. We carried on through the network of paths until we came to the first pond, waterfall and all. While we took in the view, we caught sight of some fish swimming around.

We walked down the hill through yet more flower beds filled with all the colours I could think of, through the vegetable garden out to the workshop, where the Sandstone Sculptures stood proud. Andrew Worthington runs many two day Sculpture workshops throughout the year, where tools and materials are included, I make a mental note to come back one day to try it out.

As we carried on through the gardens we come to yet another pond, where we were able to sit and relax before we went exploring further.

The next path took us through the marsh gardens where the were wooden sculptures made into seats, then on through the gates into the Japanese garden where we came across another waterfall falling into a pond, with a bridge over it.

We then made our way to the meadow, where we could sit and lookout over the landscape, and with the day being as clear as it was, we could see for miles.

All in all, we had a great day out, and it really gave me chance to get in close and get some great detail shots of the colourful flowers I came across.

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Or follow the below link to visit Mount Pleasant Gardens.

www.mountpleasantgardens.co.uk

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