Allan Gardens was founded in 1858 by local politician George Allan who offered the Toronto Horticultural Society a 5 acre plot of land to develop a garden, the cast-iron glass domed Palm House was built in 1910, making it one of the oldest parks in Toronto. The conservatory is open 365 days a year with free entry and I found it to be the perfect tranquil escape from the busy city.
Another beautiful blue sky day so we drove to Mount Edgecombe in Cornwall and walked around the grounds and had a picnic amongst the daisies, which if I haven’t mentioned before picnics are my favourite thing to do in the summertime.
I’ve been a terrible blogger because I went back to England in April for 2 months and its now June and I haven’t spoken about anything I did whilst I was there.
The main reason I went back to England was to see my family. It had been 11 months since we had seen each other properly (other than on FaceTime), which is the longest time we’ve ever been apart. Whenever I go back to my parents house we always try to fit in a good few trips out and about around Devon and Cornwall for walks, picnics, shopping, and just general wandering about. I really enjoyed my time in England and since I’m now back in Canada and things have slowed down a bit I felt I should sit down and share some photos of a few of the places we visited.
One of our first outings was to Dartington Hall, which I have mentioned on the blog before which is why I named this blog post part 2. If you’re interested our other trip to Dartington Hall it can be seen HERE.