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Are the most enticing spaces the ones which are the ones labled, ‘Private Keep Out’?

Stairs

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The gunnera and reflections were eye-catching on a sunny day:

Botanic-Garden

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Now that the show is over the orchids have moved into the glasshouses. The rest of the Cambridge Botanic gardens is looking pretty fine. A real gem.

Orchid-show

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It’s a lovely park which adjoins Hampstead Heath – but is so different in character. There’s a small zoo, an enclosure for fallow deer and formal gardens. The cafe is welcoming and in all it’s a good place to walk and sketch, especially when the sky is so blue……….

Golder's-Hill-Park-view-ove

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…a definite favourite. The trees are only just beginning to turn but inside the greenhouses are some wonderful colours.

lilly-seed-pods

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The daffodils are out and so are some hardy bluebells. But it’s also great to be inside and transported to some far away art treasures through outstanding presentations by leading experts. Soon it will be Venice (with musical accompaniment) then the following month we will be off to Japan!

Kenwood-from-rivulet

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So far the exhibition at the Highgate Gallery is going well. The private view was packed out and the red stickers started to appear!

Here’s a painting that also appeared. It’s a view of the botanic gardens in Oaxica, Mexico, which has an extensive collection of Cactae and Agaves.

Botanic-Garden-in-Mexico

 

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