Let’s say it with flowers

It is that time of the year. It’s Spring. It’s when in India we celebrate our regional new year this month, the month of Vaisakha according to Hindu calendar. With different names in different parts of the country. The passion and spirit though remains the same. The celebrations really start from the previous month, Chaitra with the advent of spring. With Holi, the festival of colours. Check it out, it’s Holi hai. The first spring flowers are usually daffodils, dandelions, lilies, tulips, iris and lilacs. And then much more, as the season progresses.

Spring is about happiness, green, flowers, nature, sunshine, blue sky, long days, the water bodies, the fountains and lots of pleasure. What could be more pleasurable than a visit to a park or two. We were in London and after Lord’s, it was another great opportunity to experience nature in it’s green. Spring at it’s best.

The Regent's Park, London

Gants Hill, Ilford, London
Our Apartment building
Gants Hill, Ilford, London
Gants Hill
The Saravana Bhavvan, Ilford
The awesome dosas and vadas

We came out early from our apartment in Gants Hill, Ilford. Then took a bus for a few stops to reach ‘The Saravana Bhavan’ South Indian restaurant for our breakfast of Dosas, Vadas and filter coffee. Four of us, the family. Including our sister-in-law and brother-in-law with whom we had put up. Then the underground and after a couple of changes we were at Bakers Street Station in Marylebone. A short walk and we would soon be in ‘The Regent’s Park’.

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London

We are now inside the Regent’s Park. The Regent’s Park combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens and four children’s playgrounds. It has excellent sports facilities and contains central London’s largest outdoor sports area. It also has an Open Air Theatre where musicals and shows are held frequently. And you also have the London Zoo.

We will walk through the elegant flowerbeds in the Avenue Gardens, see varieties of roses in Queen Mary’s Gardens, walk and enjoy vast unspoilt nature. The park also provides a warm welcome for wildlife. It has a large wetland area and is home to around 100 species of wild bird and a breeding population of hedgehogs. The Regent’s Park is named after Prince Regent, sometimes known as the playboy prince, who later became King George IV (1762-1830). The Regent’s Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 395 acres.

Come let’s go in and check it out.

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London
Queen Mary’s Garden

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London

That was just a glimpse. There is much more. It was a wonderful sunny day and it was a Sunday, the fun day. The families were probably eagerly waiting for it after a few rainy spells the previous days. Everyone was out. The ones inside the pram, the toddlers, the little ones who were great friends but each had their own choice when it came to the ice creams. Each trying to make sure that the color of theirs was different from the previously ordered. It was complete fun. There were the aged, very aged on wheelchairs, the middle aged, the younger ones across different age bands. Then there were some others like me who all thought they belonged to the younger generation. Let’s go dig deeper.

Avenue Gardens, Regent's Park, London
Avenue Gardens
Regent's Park, London
St. John’s Lodge Gardens
The Regent's Park, London
The Triton Fountain

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London

The Regent's Park, London
The Boat ride

We hired a rowing boat for a spin and joined the ducks on the boating lake.The boat ride was real fun with the four of us and one couple and we had a great time together enjoying the ride and getting to know each other. We then took a stroll up Primrose Hill for some excellent views of the London skyline.

The Regent's Park, London
Primrose Hill

The Regent's Park, London

The London Skyline from Primrose Hill

The Regent's Park, London

It was truly a carnival and a feeling of complete relaxation. The walk had taken it’s toll. It was early evening now and we felt really hungry. So it was time to head off towards Broad Walk Cafe. Time for some Fish & Chips, some Pizza and some cool cool sips.

Broad Walk Cafe, Regent's Park, London
Broad Walk Cafe

Broad Walk Cafe, Regent's Park, London

Broad Walk Cafe, Regent's Park, London

It’s now time to move back and head to a new destination. But before that it is time to wish you well. Good Friday is round the corner and for all my Christian friends in India, all my American reader friends and all other reader friends across the globe, may your prayers bring you peace and solace as we remember Jesus Christ.

Flowers of London

Flowers of London

Flowers of London

Flowers of London

Flowers of London

Flowers of London

Flowers of London

Flowers of London

Flowers of London

Wish you all a very Happy Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. May your innovative baskets, chocolates and gifts bring a lot of happiness to the young and old alike. With love from the two of us from Greenwich Flower Park located just behind The Royal Observatory (home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian) within the Greenwich Park, one of the Royal Parks of London spread over 74 hectares. More about this park some other day.

IMAG0632For now, let’s say it with flowers 🌸🌹

Advertisements

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Sujoy says:

    The pictures taken are too good.
    Nice article. Awaiting some more to come

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Sujoy.Yes for sure. More to come and hope you enjoy.

  2. Chavonne H says:

    What a perfect way to spend a Spring day. Visiting a park is always refreshing and pleasant. The waterfall is so nice. I’d like to try the Dosas and Vadas, looks very good!

  3. artch33 says:

    This would be a very nice dating park place. :0)

  4. Audrey says:

    I am fascinated by the Indian culture and its people. Your photos really capture the beauty of Regent’s park.

  5. Brianne Tursi Manz says:

    I love the Spring months and the growth and vitality it brings. I really feel more alive when the weather changes from cold, to warm. I am so amazed by the photos you took at Regent’s Park. I hope to be able to go there with the family some day.

  6. Snehal says:

    This blog post contains one of the best spring photos I have seen 😍 every picture looks alive. Lovely photos. Happy spring! 🙂

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Snehal. Happy Spring to you and your family too.

  7. Such a lovely way to celebrate this beautiful season! That park looks so lovely and so green ^^. It truly is delightful to see the spring flowers come through. ♡

  8. Lisa Favre says:

    Avenue Gardens is so beautiful! What a picture perfect spot and a great place to visit with the fam.

  9. Avenue Gardens is so calm and it looks like you did so much in just a day! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Wendy Polisi says:

    It looks like you really enjoyed yourself! I really am glad the weather is coming around too!

  11. Luna S says:

    The Dosas/Vadas look interesting! What kind of sauces/sides are with it in the little dishes? Your home area looks very pretty, I love the big grassy park with the huge trees. Our trees aren’t quite as full as yours.

  12. I love Spring! Great weather and beautiful flowers everywhere!

  13. Wow what beautiful flower gardens!

  14. KeshiaRichmond says:

    The triton Fountain looks interesting and calming. I would like to see it in person!

  15. How lovely! I have never been but now I would love to go! Gorgeous photos!

  16. There is something special about Spring and this time of year. A rebirth of everything, the grass, flowers, trees. It is the perfect time of year. I find real solace in being in a garden and staring at the beauty all around. Love the photos as I always do.

  17. KeshiaRichmond says:

    These pictures are so lovely and a stark contrast to the images of India thatI’ve seen in US. What a wonderful way to welcome spring.

  18. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs of London’s gardens! Seeing all the flowers in bloom makes we wish for sunny days ahead. Here in New England we are just starting to see signs of Spring flowers.

  19. All those images and scenes are quite amazing. Thank you for taking and sharing such great pictures.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Nahashon. Happy to share some happiness 😊

  20. Tessa says:

    What gorgeous photos! I feel like I’m there with you experiencing all that flowery beauty and sunshiny goodness. London looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Tessa. Happy to share some happiness 😊

  21. Lene says:

    Beautiful! Spring in Toronto is so far mostly grey and rainy. It’s not enjoyable – yet. Your lovely photos helped me hang on. 🙂

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Lene 😊

  22. Looks like you had a great time, enjoying spring! Love the gardens, they look beautiful!

  23. Heather says:

    Such beautiful photos. Makes me want to go there and experience it as well.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Heather 😊

  24. It will always be nice and refreshing to visit a park such as this

  25. London My London….these pictures bring back the memories of great time spent living in the Queensland. Great pictures and illustration.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks so much. Happy I could make you nostalgic 😊

  26. You’ve seen more of London in this one trip than I have in so many trips there. I seriously need to enter London quietly without all my relatives knowing, sightsee and then visit them. In all my trips I hardly get to do the touristy stuff.

  27. Star says:

    As always, i love your photos. It looks like you had a beautiful spring day and the gardens were beautiful also.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you. So happy you enjoyed 😊

  28. Blairvillanueva says:

    I love visiting floral parks and farms for a refreshing experience, but I don’t like receiving flowers. For me, flowers are there to admire and not to pick.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Blair. So true. Picking flowers is like committing murder.

  29. Lyosha Varezhkina says:

    Spring means blooming to me. Heading out to the park and enjoy the wild colors from flowers is priceless to me after long months of winter gloom.

  30. tcleland88 says:

    Wow! Tourists often overlook gardens due to a lack of time, and they are just beautiful. What a great way to enjoy a beautiful day. I loved seeing the flowers.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Tc. So happy you enjoyed 😊

  31. Spring is easily my favorite season because it is beautiful. I love the warmer weather, the flowers and trees blooming. It’s like nature comes alive once again after hibernating all winter.

It's your comment that keeps me going

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.