Saturday, 18 July 2015

Christchurch and Graduation

 The visit to Mottisfont a couple of weeks ago was en route to a stay in Bournemouth for youngest daughter's graduation.  It was a lovely couple of days by the sea and exploring the New Forest and as usual I found some gardens to visit.
This is the Red House Museum garden in Christchurch. Tucked away near the Priory and the Quay, it's a peaceful, pretty place, packed with roses and cottage flowers.



I loved the walled herb garden with it's sunken lawn and pond.




I then had a wander round the beautiful Priory and admired the stained glass windows.



And here is youngest daughter after the ceremony.  She actually finished last year, but for various reasons had to wait for this year's graduation.  We're incredibly proud that she made it in the end.


We rounded off the day with a trip to the beach near Hengistbury Head for a cooling paddle.


15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous garden pictures and I loved the stained glass, so bright and colourful. Well done to your lovely daughter, so happy for you all!
    Wishing you a great weekend.
    Helen xox

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  2. The stained glass Is so beautiful!
    Many congratulations to your daughter.
    V x

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  3. Lovely photos, glad your daughter had a wonderful graduation ceremony. We had my sons the other day & it was a delight to part of it x

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  4. I love the stained glass in the first pic. The abstract one. Such beautiful colours and patterns.

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    1. It reminded me of toy kaleidoscope patterns. Lovely!

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  5. How beautiful, flowers, stained glass, and daughter too! You must be one very proud mum :) xxx

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  6. I bet the butterflies and bees love that garden.

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  7. Thank you for the smile brought by the stegosaurus in the garden! Love and hugs, Ann

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. He was one of several dotted around for children to find. Great fun!

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  8. Congratulations to your daughter on graduating!
    Lovely garden photos and the stained glass windows are beautiful.
    Gill xx

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  9. A couple of memories there - Hengistbury Head and the Red House Museum:-) Many congratulations to daughter, is she going for a Masters now or are there decent job prospects?

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    1. She found a job last year just as she finished Uni and is enjoying living near the beach, lucky thing.

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  10. Congratulations to your daughter! We visited Red House Museum for the first time last year and we too thought the garden was so lovely and peaceful and in a wonderful setting. Sarah x

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