‘If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden’

After such an intense second year at university, I am going to be so relieved when exams are over and I finally get the chance to chill and, most importantly, spend some time outdoors. To me, there’s nothing more relaxing than stepping outside on a sunny day, breathing in the fresh air and exploring a new place with friends/family.

A few days ago, my friends and I visited Bodnant Gardens in North Wales, which is one of our local National Trust sites.

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The garden was established in 1874 by Henry Cochin, scientist, businessman and politician. With the help of his family, he Cochin the garden with plants collected from global explorers, like Ernest Wilson, George Forrest and Harold Chamber.

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The site covers 80 acres of land, including immaculate lawns, fields of daffodils, large ponds and various historical structures, including a stunning water mill erected in 1730.

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On a hot summer’s day, Bodnant makes a great backdrop for a makeshift photoshoot if, like my friends and I, you are rather vain and live for those candid Instagrams.

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