This week has been a mixture of things so when towards the end of it, the general stresses of life began to mount and I was feeling the strain, Mum and I decided to get out and explore some more of the area along the promenade at Maryport. Specifically Sea Brow Coastal Gardens, which has been recently landscape during the regeneration of the area and now boasts some beautiful blooms, both native and non-native adding colour and charm to the beach front.
The area along the promenade is perfect not only for stopping to take in the sea air and enjoy the views, but also for walking and beachcombing as well as wildlife spotting. According to Vist Cumbria, there are plenty of places to spot yellowhammer birds and I’ve seen also seen rabbits and thrushes all along the clifftop areas too, as well as the many bees and butterflies which can be spotted feeding on the wild roses growing here.
This New Zealand flax was stretching up into the sky and attracting all sorts of flying insects from bees and wasps to butterflies, and within the sharp, dark green leaves of the plant were spiderwebs galore!
I love the colour of these leaves, ranging from dark greens to brighter yellows.
This totem stands in the centre of the garden and while I did try to find some information out about it I haven’t been successful. It reminds me of the sandstone slabs that you can see all along the beach behind. I love the surrounding colour and texture from the all of the plants, and the views of the sea behind just added to the calm and tranquility of the garden.
These hydrangeas looked beautiful in the sunshine.
The mixture of pinks, yellows and whites looked beautiful in the sun and the bees seem to love it too!
These wild roses were growing all along the promenade and the bees were having a field day.
While this little garden may be small it’s the perfect accompaniment to the area and on sunny day like we had yesterday it’s the perfect time to go and wander around it and get some photos. The hydrangeas in particular looked glorious in the sunshine and the masses of colour and texture that had been added form all of the different plants meant the totem in the centre was framed beautifully by the surrounding flora.
If you’re visiting the promenade and you like small gardens, flowers, plants and landscaping, it’s a nice way to end or start a long walk around the beach and promenade, and I’ll definitely be going back throughout the year to see how the garden changes.
Linking up with Jen for Photo Friday today.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!