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Thorpe Gardens- 21/08/13


Mitchada04

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Before you read this is a very tongue in cheek report.

There is a well known phrase that often gets thrown around regarding Thorpe, "If I wanted to look at trees I'd go to a garden centre." So I decided to visit Thorpe and see what gardeny stuff it has to offer.

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First of all you're greeted by this lovely lake surrounded by trees!

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More of this lovely lake and the trees.

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Lots of foliage...

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Even more!

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Some nice trees with decorative rocks.

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An array of trees, I'm spoilt for choice.

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Another lake and you guessed it, trees!

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They even tried to make it like an experience with the dense foliage.

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And more with a scaled up volcano piece that you'd put in your fish tank.

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This bunch of trees looks interesting, like they're shaped around an entrance

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These trees look well cared for.

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TREES!

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Even a baby tree!

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And themed trees for that ultimate devastated look in your garden!

So maybe the "tree" statement should be more like "If I wanted to look at plants I'd go to a garden centre" because you don't really go out to buy a tree.

So plant wise...

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Some nice flower boxes.

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Nice selection of potted plants.

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Lovely flower bed. The colours are very enticing!

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More flower boxes

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A nice array of plants and flowers with another decorative rock!

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Simple yet very effective.

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Look at them all, so pretty

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There's so much it's having to fight for space!

So I think that saying about Thorpe is well and truly rubbish. I had a better day looking at the trees and plants at Thorpe than at any garden centre! The only similarity is this...

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They had this very expensive ornament called "Slammer." I was going to buy one but apparently it's currently unavailable even though it's sitting right there! The labels on items always lie.

Thanks for reading :)

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The picture by stealth is actually a massive bit of weeds, fighting for each others sunlight.

Apart from that, loads of trees. Surely enough space to cut them down to build rides!! ;)

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