Hillier Gardens and Cream Tea

Saturday 21st May 22

It was one of those days at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens when you hope the weather forecast is accurate, having planned a day without a brolly! Large grey clouds trundled across the horizon at regular intervals, but the sun triumphed and provided us with lovely warm spells, just enough to keep the coat off and not shiver. Artists were hidden in crevasses throughout the gardens, and cameras were out in force. Well done to all who ‘got on with it’ and produced a sketchpad or paints.  It takes some confidence to paint ‘au plein air’, but once settled it is such a lovely way to spend a few hours.

Three o’clock arrived and a slow trickle of members arrived at the Tilia Tree as requested, ready for their cream tea and strawberry jam, which was very welcome. The tea and scones were much enjoyed. There was a lot of catching up to be done between friends. Two years is a long time and there was a lot to be discussed! Let’s hope we can repeat the day soon, and that the weather will be as kind to us again.

Report by Gill Brophy

Photos by Roy Brophy