A weekend away from the allotment was always going to make me break out into a cold sweat, but a few days away in Cambridge staying on a boat on the River Cam and the promise of a visit to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden convinced me to relinquish the shovel and pick up the road map.
If you’ve never been to the Cambridge Botanic Garden, it’s definitely worth a visit, whatever the time of year. The early buds on the trees and the splash of fresh green emerging from the ground was a wonderful sight. Although it may not yet exude the richness of summer’s colours, there is still much to see and enjoy.
Each greenhouse is brimming with plants, and the deeper we ventured, the more alien they began to look.