Days Out Family

Seeds, Plants and Sun Hats

This weekend we decided to finally get ourselves to the Garden Centre to look for some much needed plants for our front ‘garden’ (I say garden loosely as its a pretty small area). After seeing a number of posts recently with other bloggers sharing their gardening and allotment adventures, I realised I probably should be spending some time introducing our Toddler to plants and how they are grown. I decided that we would also have a little look for seeds so we can grow some flowers and herbs with our biggest little lady.

This was Willow’s first proper trip to the Garden Centre (she was tiny when we last went) and who would have known it would turn out to be such a fun adventure park for Toddler to explore and such an enjoyable family day out?


Spot the Toddler.


The sun had his hat on so Willow wanted to wear hers too. She was definitely the most colourful child running amongst the plants.


She adores animals, I think she’d love one of the smaller ones out the front of our house (although I do think it would take a while to get in every day as she’d always want to stop and pet it!)


Willow thought the water features naked bum was hilarious!


Always has to touch everything to feel the different textures, she told me this was rough.


‘Me and My Shadow’


Willow is such a little explorer, everything is so fascinating to her, she has to look, smell and touch everything. I wish I could see the world through her eyes.


All the excitement of the Garden Centre had her jumping for joy!

We came away having had some much needed and wonderful family time and six packets of seeds in hand. Unfortunately they didn’t have the plant pot I was hoping for the herbs so we have yet to plant the seeds. We also now know which plants we are going to get for the front of our house, some beautiful evergreen shrubs, but we need to do a little work on our little patch of ‘land’ before we make our purchase.

After such a lovely day I think popping to the Garden Centre is going to become a regular occurrence for us (plus the tea room looked like they had some rather delicious cakes that probably need taste testing).


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    14th April 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Willow looks like she is having so much fun! The garden centre is a regular hangout for us! We have three favourites, all with a decent cafe and an ‘aquarium’ (my husband says I need to stop calling them that as they are supposed to be for people who actually want to buy the fish…) and one even has a soft play! #whatevertheweather

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    17th April 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Ahhhh what a great day out! She looks like she’s having such a blast. You’ve definitely inspired me to get down to the local garden centre tomorrow. I’ve been meaning to plant some things with Evie for ages now and keep putting it off. But it’s the perfect time of year and I shouldn’t delay. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather x

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    18th April 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Oh, Willow looks like she had the best time! I love a garden centre – it seems like we’re at one or another a lot! My little boy loves to run around, I love to buy some plants – it’s a win-win! #bigpinklink

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      18th April 2016 at 7:19 pm

      I’d forgotten how much I love a garden centre too,now we’ve been twice in a week. I’m worried it’s going to become an obsession! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

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    Jenny - Monkey and Mouse
    19th April 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Garden centres can be great places for kids! I love how well her flowery top matched the destination too, perfect. So sweet when you see little ones talking to model animals, my littlest is like that too, I do wonder if they think they’re real! The tea room is always the bonus, love tasty garden centre cakes! Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      19th April 2016 at 8:47 pm

      It is adorable to see them chatting away to model animals, I love how imaginative kids are! I wish we could hold on to that imagination forever. Thank you for hosting 🙂 x

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    19th April 2016 at 8:43 pm

    What is it about garden centres the little ones love so much. Pre kids it was a rare day that frequented a garden centre…now I’m there all the time, you’re right the tea and cake may have something to do with it. Looks like you all had a fab time #bigpinklink

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      19th April 2016 at 8:48 pm

      I know, I never really visited them before and now we’ve been twice in one week! And we’ll probably be again in the next week! I’m a real sucker for the cakes though 🙂 Thank you for reading and your lovely comment x

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    19th April 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Oh I LOVE a good garden centre visit! We have one with a little soft play near us and the cakes are pretty good too, win for all of us. We have some little sunflowers in pots, super simple. We were also guests at our local Wyevale to make enchanted gardens and that is a really easy idea for seeing growing. Thanks for linking up, enjoy the planting! #bigpinklink

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