It’s that time of the year when we’re all thinking about places to take off to for the summer. Lots of exotic destinations make it to our top list, Britain being one amongst them. If you’ve had your fill of the tulip gardens in Kashmir, why not pause to smell the flowers in Yorkshire, where the water gardens of Studley Royal (seen here) are full of neo-classical statues and sweeping landscaped lawns. Sauntering through the thick foliage is a magical experience — from spectacular views of the Yorkshire countryside to their medieval deer park, you’ll be bowled over by everything; including the ruins of 12th-century Fountain’s Abbey at the bottom of the valley.
We’re serious exponents of the pause and, honestly, this ranks high if you are looking to recharge your batteries amidst exquisite blooms. While in Britain you could also visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne or the Kew Gardens in London, famed for their glasshouses and dazzling array of trees, plants and flowers from all across the world. Then there’s the Eden Project in Cornwall that offers up a rainforest like experience, with waterfalls and gigantic plants, alongside olive groves and lush lemon trees. If spending time in nature is healing energy, you could well have a good cause for this pause!
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