Hannah here. This weeks adventure post celebrates the joys of adventuring in your own town. In my case thats the medieval town of Kings, Faversham. I hope to share a lot more about my new home town in future posts, but I want to reserve my first Faversham post on the new blog for Abbey Physic Garden, a wonderful local community garden. We go here quite frequently, but recently, as it blooms and grows, and as new floral scents mix in the air and flowers spring from the ground it has been glorious. Its numerous little paths are bordered with bushy Fuschia’s, patches of holly hocks, wild roses and billowy poppies. I think I spotted hellebores, anemones, and many more I don’t know the names of, as well as the green, umbrella like leaves of the rhubarb plants, and a host of raised beds yet to display their promising contents.
This half term week, they put on a series of free special events aimed at children, and we were treated to interactive lessons in pond dipping, sunflower seed planting, and seed bomb making. Frankie always loves the garden, especially the pond where we look for frogs and tadpoles, but to be able to actually catch some in a net (and stab me in the chin with the pole, and splatter pond weed all over herself with glee) was pretty thrilling for my girl.
The staff are wonderful, and very helpful, the garden does wonderful things for the local community, and its run by volunteers. I have so much love for this place. For a quid donation, they'll make you a cuppa and give you some biscuits to eat on the benches under the pergola.
Do you have a physic garden, or a community garden near you? If you do, I'd urge you to visit, if you haven't already. Such wonderful places deserving of support, whether you have sprogs or not.
Happy weekend to you!