On Friday I took my mother, along with daughter and niece, to the Yeo Valley Organic Gardens, on the edge of Blagdon Reservoir, near Bristol. The last time I was here was about 5 years ago, not long after they first opened to the public. It’s become more established in parts, but they’ve given up on the wild flower meadow, which is a shame.
It’s still well worth a visit though, and remains one of my favourites. The gardens are humming with bees and damsel flies, and the gravel garden is inspiring.
They serve delicious light lunches and naughty puddings and cakes. My mother had a marvellous time, and even the girls enjoyed it (helped by the ginormous ‘Mendip Mess’ meringues!)
Note: The gardens are only open in the summer months, Thursdays and Fridays only. See their website for more details.