Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Botanical Beauty

If you're ever in Horncastle as well as doing the rounds of antiques and junks shops, you must visit this wonderful place, the Sir Joseph Banks Centre in Horncastle. If you love old properties, it's a stunning renovation in its own right, but it also sells lovely eclectic pottery, much of which is planted up with cacti and indoor plants, plus botanical arwork created by local learning disabled adults as part of Linkage Community Trust. This photo shows me in the tranquil walled garden at the back, where larger plants are available for sale, grown and potted to bring in an income for the trust. It is all so tastefully and beautifully done you've got to support it. I found a fabulous, reglazed green teapot brimming with 'Mind Your Own Business' for just £6. It looks perfect on a polished elm wooden windowsill in my new loo. I can't wait to go again.

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