I wish I had stayed at the Highgate Horticulture Society’s 150th birthday celebration.
This beautiful and amazing garden is open on the 10th and 11th of July to the public. It is glorious. You would expect those who are involved in horticultural pursuits to have a nice garden – but this is a wonderland of meandering colour, plants and trees of absolute delight.
The house (and garden obviously) belong to the Chair and his wife, the Treasurer, of the Highgate Horticultural Society and this was their Summer Garden party to celebrate the anniversary of the Society’s very first flower show in 1860!
So I had a lovely time wandering through the blaze of colour and talking to the guests – but left to be home in time for the England kick-off.
I wish I hadn’t bothered. I now feel miserable and depressed. The only up side is that had we got through to the quarter finals – I wouldn’t have been able to watch as I am going on and speaking at the Pride march next weekend!
It’s not much of a silver lining.