These Autumn days of warm sunshine and beautiful colours are a real bonus after such a wet and cool summer, aren't they?
We're trying to get outside as much as possible, walking across the fields with the warmth on our backs, and enjoying cups of tea and coffee in the garden - face firmly tilted to the sun!
This week sees the postponed Chelsea Flower Show taking place, and the highly prized Best in Show award has gone to the Guangzhou Garden. With tall airy spaces, babbling waters and layers of cool green plantings it's a garden that really soothes the most harried soul. The garden was designed in homage to Guangzhou's philosophy which gives equal consideration to the needs of people and wildlife through sustainable city planning strategies, reconnecting people and nature together. What a fitting winner as we negotiate life after covid, return to busy lives but most importantly have to face up to the huge climate issues and solutions that we all need to be a part of. As we head back to life, our reconnection with nature has got to be top of all our to do lists.
So take a moment to drink your tea or coffee outside, watch the clouds go by, and breathe.
Emma & George