Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bible Garden

Is somewhere that I have known about for years and had put it on the "must do one day list" and that day was today.       It is the first lovely clear, sunny but cool day that we have had for just on two weeks so hubs and I jumped into the car and headed  to Palm Beach - about 20 mins drive north us of - to see what the garden was all about.      It is not widely advertised and a bit of a "hidden gem" not being signposted and upon approaching the street  where it is located we realised that we have driven passed  on many occasions without knowing it.   This  plaque relays the origins of the garden

There are spectacular views over Palm Beach to be seen from this rather small but very peaceful and tranquil garden.   For those who are "Home and Away" fans you will know the area as Summer Bay.

More information about the garden can be seen here.

During the week we caught up with some friends for lunch and it was served with a very naughty Bomb Alaska  sharing plate dessert.    It consisted  of salted caramel ice cream, peanut butter, Dutch chocolate, caramel brittle and sponge all wrapped in meringue and blow torched.      When the plates arrived at the table we all thought that 1 between the 4 of us would have been plenty.

I hate to admit it but there was not a crumb left on either plate at the end of the meal.

I am heading off to the Craft and Quilt Fair at the new convention centre at Darling Harbour tomorrow wearing comfy walking shoes and a list of some "essential" items that one thinks is needed....that is my story anyway.      There is also a list of  demonstrations to see as well as other bits and pieces.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Anonymous said...

Have fun Karen at the quilt show ,love those desserts.xx

Ondrea said...

I am pleased to say that the desserts really don't appeal to me...too salty and rich. Glad you enjoyed it though. Lovely pics . Such a lovely outing.

June's Jottings said...

So glad you enjoyed The Bible Garden - had seen it many years ago, oh gosh ..... 40 + years(?) and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the various plants from the Bible. I have (somewhere) a piece on 'the burning bush', will dig it out for you. However, if my memory serves me correct, the garden was created by a man called Robinson (?), my father knew him through the Anglican church down your way.