Friday, 22 May 2015
Last night Becks and I went to Lambeth Palace which was open as part of the National Garden Scheme.
It was a really pleasant spring evening in which to drift round the gardens which aren't regularly open to the public. The gardens provide a little haven right in the heart of central London and it felt very tranquil even as a Sea King helicopter flow overhead and ambulances made their way to the nearby St Thomas' hospital.
There was an area of more formal garden next to the palace with some early roses in bloom and a lovely herb garden. Further away from the palace was a large lawn which had a path circling round the edge; with planting, bee hives and even a swing along the way to keep you interested.
Entry was £6 and included an enormous glass of wine to enjoy as you walked round. A very worthwhile visit to a garden that isn't open very often.