More than Satisfactory

SONY DSCFlowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank.

This weekend our Saturday photo challenge over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Satisfaction, and was chosen by GC. This is my second response to the challenge.

It’s that time of year again when my youngest daughter Sophie and I try to cram in as many visits to places of interest as we possibly can (minus children) before the school holidays begin. Last week, we drove over to Harrogate (just 20 mins away) to visit the gardens at Harlow Carr, it had been a while since we’d visited, and it was well overdue another visit.

The RHS Garden at Harlow Carr is one of five public gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society. Entry into the gardens is pretty pricey, at least we thought so, with gift aid it came to £12.98 each (16.18 US dollars). However, we thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing escape, and wandering around these very beautiful gardens was money well spent, and our satisfaction was more than achieved!


Harlow Carr 6

Harlow Carr 5


Harlow Carr 4

The Famous Betty’s Tearooms, also on-site, was where we planned to eat a light lunch, but we very quickly changed our minds upon seeing the queue.

(C) 2019 WordPrompt Satisfaction from Weekly Prompts and Fandango’s One Word Challenge Escape.



15 thoughts on “More than Satisfactory

  1. Murphy's Law

    Sue, this is like meandering through fantasy gardens! Just gorgeous. That bumblebee!! The garden art, beautiful benches, brooks, all surrounded by flowers and greenery that might be hard to duplicate. Definitely worth the admission fee. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I loved the tour…..very easy on my feet!! I’m going to take the tour again later…..and no admission fee!! 🤗 Yes!!! This is a very satisfying post!! 😃
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. It was hard to choose which photos to upload from the very many I took. It was a lovely morning just wandering around. I’m hopeless with the names of flowers and I would never know which varieties to plant. Sophie is far more knowledgable than I.
      I thank you Ginger for your lovely comments. 🙂


  2. We have a botanical garden about an hour away. It used to be free (yay!) but they upgraded the grounds so now charge a small fee. I love going there, though. It is so wonderous to see all these lovely flowers and trees. Beautiful tour, Sue.

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    1. Thank you very much Lois. There’s something almost therapeutic about sitting in a garden like this. Then you come home and wish you’d done much more with your own! I love free places, but someone has to pay for the upkeep. 🙂


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