Hill Top Garden

It’s been nice to have a few days off work this week 🙂 On Thursday, we decided that we were going to spend the day in one of our favourite places…The Lake District.  Such a magical place, with beautiful scenery and a feeling of calm and relaxation.  Just what we needed!

Bowness on Windermere

I’ve been to the Lakes every year since I was born! It has lots of happy memories for me.  Time spent with my family on our holidays – and now I’m creating new memories with Stew, taking our little Jassy Bear on adventure days out.  It was an extra fun day because we took our friend Nicky & Jassy’s boyfriend Milo along with us 😀

Kaz Nicky and the pooches

One of the places I wanted to show Nicky was Hill Top house in Near Sawrey.  The home of Beatrix Potter.  I’ve grown up with Miss Potter’s stories – she’s always been a huge inspiration to me.

A beatufiul Cottage

Reading her books with my mum when I was younger (and even now! 🙂 You’re never too old!) I love to sit and copy her illustrations…

Saturday Doodles

We were allowed to take our pooches, in with us to walk up to the house to have a look (carrying them as we went).  The path leading up to Hill Top was filled with flowers in full bloom – lots of butterflies and bees enjoying the sunshine and the pollen!

Path leading to Hill Top

Family Brown

Beatrix has the most wonderful little vegetable garden too.  You can go in there and have a look.  In some of Beatrix Potter’s stories, she often used her own house and surrounding areas in the illustrations.

Gate to the vegetable Garden

Hiltop House

I recognised the bee hive in her garden that she illustrated in The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck 🙂 Whilst we were there, I spotted a Mrs Tittle Mouse scurrying into the flower borders.

Looking back down the path

It’s a tranquil place and a real haven for wildlife.  I even spotted a Peter Rabbit in the garden too! A place I would definitely recommend you pay a visit to, if you’re in the Lakes 😀

Anyway I must get back to my doodling! 🙂

Lottie Land Girl Kaz xx

3 thoughts on “Hill Top Garden

  1. Oh how lovely and inspiring.I’m a huge fan of Beatrix Potter and I already know what our destination in England next year definitely must include…The Lake District! Thanks for sharing, Anita xo

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