The Belfast Botanic Gardens

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I'm far from an expert when it comes to Belfast. One of these days I'll have to enlist the help of one of my Belfast friends in writing a guide for anyone curious about exploring--a guide I'll probably have to follow myself since we only make it up to the "big city" every couple of months, preferring instead to stick to our rural haunts and little village. But I do have a few places in the city that enjoy every now and then, one being the Belfast Botanic Gardens. There's not much to see in the main gardens right now (although the rose garden is a sight when in bloom), but the Palm House is an oasis of warmth and green all year round. Built in 1840 the cast iron glasshouse has two wings; a cool wing and tropical wing. I always gravitate towards the color of the cool wing, but one of these days we should take pictures in the tropical wing which is full of cacti and other plants suited for warmer climates. Both sides are seas of quiet in the busy city; you step inside and are transported to a balmy, brighter world of greenery that feels at once removed from the outside world and connected as you listen to the birds on the rooftop chirp away at each other. The growing things seem to invite you to take one of the seats tucked away in the corners, open a book and spend a few calm hours admiring the delicate bouquet in the air.palm house-11 palm house-32-side
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*part of the tropical wing*palm house-22 palm house-7 palm house-21 palm house-13 palm house-14-side palm house-16 palm house-26

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7 comments:

  1. Your dress is amazing! Loving the yellows you've been wearing lately. Such a beautiful colour for spring! ❤️🍃

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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    1. Thanks! Yellow is always one of my favorite colors to wear, but yes it's especially perfect in spring time!

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  2. this looks so lovely! and all the shades of yellow and orange give such a happy spring atmosphere! xx

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  3. Oohhhhhh so much pretty in this post! I need to do some searching and see if there are any public greenhouses in my area, because... I am craving flowers right now and it's still just a bit too cold! I love your dress, too! So pretty!
    xo
    Kristina
    eyreeffect.com

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    1. There is a sad lack of greenhouses out there! This is the only one I know in my area, but in the States I used to go to garden stores as well b/c some of those are as good as greenhouses when you're craving flowers!

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  4. This post is so pretty! I live in the States, near St. Louis, Missouri, and we have the Jewel Box there, which is a beautiful green house. They change out their flower arrangements four or five times a year. It is so pretty and we love going there.
    I also loved that you used Anne of Green Gables for your shoot. We all love Anne of Green Gables at our house, it is read often.
    I love your blog, it is so simple yet beautiful, and I love all of the bright colors in the pictures. Have a great day!
    Riley

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  5. Absolutely majestic photos! Tts place are a dream! I like your look yellow , this dress is so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing with
    Have a lovely day :)
    http://www.tuestilo.eu/blog.html

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