I love summer days where you set off on a short errant in your neighbourhood, and discover a hidden gem just a few minutes from where you live. A couple of days ago a friend of ours asked me to drop a letter off close to where we live. Whilst walking to the address I was supposed to be, I discovered a garden that I had forgotten about. Homestead Park is a beautiful garden bordering the river Ouse in York, owned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Many years ago I had visited the garden sometime during spring, but as often happens, Id’ forgotten about them – and at the time, we lived on the other side of the city, so hardly ever spent time in the area. Homestead Park is open for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. As I walked through the gardens, I was struck not just by the beauty and serenity of the gardens, but how beautiful the evening light was. As I didn’t have my camera on me I quickly ran back home, got the camera, and returned to snap some pictures – which you can see in this post.
In just a couple of days Sietske will be joining us here in York for a short stay – and I cannot wait to show this beautiful garden to her, and some of the other lovely spaces we have here that she hasn’t seen yet!