Monday, 29 September 2008

The Secret Garden

Come with me for a walk in a secret garden. I first discovered this ecology garden several years ago and had not had an opportunity to pay a return visit until recently. It is tucked away in a corner and is not obvious until you step inside.

Once there, you discover a haven for wildlife and bees with sweet peas and flowering herbs. The garden has matured a lot since my last visit.

A little bird bath or pool hidden in the undergrowth and a plaque describing the intention of this wilderness.

Echinacea a little past their best and pretty hollyhocks ~ what a beautiful pink!

So where is this secret garden? Take a walk along the boardwalk and you will discover the harbour and then the beach ~ deserted now that Labour Day has passed and families have gone home.

Actually, it is Cobourg. Last time we were there, the town was packed for the Waterfront Festival. At the end of summer, it seems that people are no longer interested in spending days at the beach, even though the weather was gorgeous.