Sunday, 28 June 2020

Penshurst Place Gardens: a fairytale jewel in Kent!

Penshurst Place you gorgeous fairytale-esque gem! Exploring the gardens of the 14th century Manor House was a sense of happy freedom last felt months ago. Life in lockdown has taken its toll I admit, and I'm pretty blooming glad that we're now allowed to shoot sought-after content I'd started to plan for 2020 beforehand. Until normality is within closer reach we will be avoiding London, which means at the moment we are making the most of areas outside the capital. Penshurst Place is a beautiful tranquil landscape of heaven; think apple trees, climbing roses and dream-like courtyards.
Last Saturday we enjoyed strolling around the grounds, making the most of one of the first tourist-y things we've done since the world ground to a halt. Bunch of bright blooms in hand, the cherry-print dress from asos I'd wanted to wear for blossom season finally made its first appearance, and the stunning pink roses climbing high was a cute coincidence that just so happened to coincide with my outfit and handheld flowers! Matching pink rainbow-striped hat and new addition heart shaped sunglasses finished off the summer solstice vibe, post-Barbados style!


Luckily it was a blue-skied day, and with social distancing measures firmly in place the acres were easy to explore in carefree harmony. The Manor House is closed for now, but the gardens and cafe remain open with social distancing measures firmly in place, reassuringly carried out well and putting our afternoon at ease. The Garden has different themes, colour and season wise, and our wanderings took us towards jade green waters housing vibrant water lilies, orchards and flower beds; in particular a gorgeous courtyard surrounded by displays of white roses, the ultimate Alice in Wonderland type of enchanting escapism. Lush lavender jostles for space alongside magnolia blossom and frothing fountains. Craving the Cotswolds, the tumbling pink displays of flowers were almost enough to cast us there, albeit Garden of England style! 

I'll admit I'm not always the biggest fan of Kent, I don't seem to be enchanted by the same kind of spell a lot of others seem to fall under in regards to the Garden of England. Although they say to bloom where you're planted I'd rather enjoy adventures outside of the county as much as I can, especially when it comes to content - I like to get as creative as possible in different spaces - but I've got to admit Penshurst Place was a real jewel, a childhood favourite and one we'll most definitely be returning to now and then, especially given the current circumstances!

It's so lovely to have the option to get creative with content, and after not feeling very inspired to blog or be as active on my social media channels, I'm finally ready to start making a reappearance again. One of the biggest reasons I enjoy what I do so much is down to all the adventures and places we venture, and knowing I can make my visions come alive with new travels on the map is one of the main things that keeps me inspired! Hoping to at least tick some more boxes in 2020 in regards to wanderlust! Be sure to follow me over on Instagram and Twitter for surplus pictures and content! ♥︎
 If you want to visit the gorgeous Penshurst Place Gardens then be sure to check out their website for further information on opening times and social distancing measures. We'll most definitely be coming back for another visit very soon! ♥︎


Have you been to any pretty places or gardens lately? Let me know in the comments! 


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26 comments:

  1. I love this post - beautiful pics & sounds a perfect summery place to visit!

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  2. What a beautiful garden to visit! The flowers looks so pretty and your dress is cute :)

    It's nice you are finding other places to take pics without travel - here they are saying we might not open our borders again until next year so I'm glad I'm not a big travel person, haha! We might explore more of our state, once winter is over, as it's cold and flu season and we don't feel like going out a lot right now!

    Hope you had a great weekend! :)

    Away From Blue

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  3. What a beautiful place. I’d love to go.
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  4. Stunningly beautiful place and you look absolutely wonderful my dear!

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  5. Love this dress honey! And the background with those pink flowers is just so amazing! Nice Post! Have a great day!
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  6. You look beautiful Soph! I'm so you're starting to feel more yourself lately. Looks like you have the loveliest time in the Gardens :)

    Grace xx

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  7. You look amazing!!! And this place looks so dreamy!

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  8. Wow these shots looks so pretty! Those blooms are gorgeous and a lovely place to enjoy the weather!

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  9. What a dreamy looking place...I've never been to Kent but this makes me think it might be worth a visit x

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  10. Oh how nice to visit these beautiful gardens! Reminds me of the grounds of the Museum of Natural history in Paris. And love this shoot! What wonderful photos you look great!

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  11. You look amazing, nice flowers too ❤

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  12. These photos are so beautiful! I love the floral scenery! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. So beautiful place and this flowers ❤️ You look fantastic. I love you dress :)

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  14. OMG That garden is just a dream. These flowers, roses, wall, everything is so perfect and I can't even imagine how beautiful smell is there. You look gorgeous and perfectly fit with beautiful nature.

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  15. Oh I remember the name of this place, I think I may have visited once in the past! This is such a beautiful post Sophie; you look adorable in the printed dress and YES to that gorgeous display of blooms! Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far :)

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  16. I can't remember if I have visited this place the name is for sure strong in my memory but it has been 18 years since I left London I miss the romantic fields and gardens and also the history and all the multiculturalism of it You look adorable in this dress Cherries prints are so trendy and perfect for summer The garden looks so pretty with the pink flowers and you add so much to this place Sophie With your outfit and overall look The heart shape sunglasses and flowers in your hands all so pretty A perfect description of an English romantic novel Thank you for guiding us through this location an absolutely dream Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead darling Take care Stay safe Cris
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  17. This is beyond magical! I love rose gardens.
    Really like your heart-shaped sunnies!

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  18. This cherry dress is very cute 🍒🍒 Regards!

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  19. The location is so beautiful. You look gorgeous in that dress!

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  20. Gardens look like heaven on Earth. I can imagine myself walking around for hours. You look gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful place.

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  21. Oh so cute photos
    Great flowers
    xx

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  22. A dream of a place with so many flowers, such beauty! And you look perfect!

    Lindifique

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  23. It looks truly pretty!
    have a great weekend!
    S

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  24. That garden and flowers are stunning. I will definitely enjoy there so much. I hope so that you have amazing time. Your dress is so beautiful, it perfectly match with that gorgeous place.

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  25. Ho do you always find the most magical places to shoot in? Loved reading about your visit and and you warming up to Kent :) I've been to a few places myself in the county...Canterbury, Broadstairs and Margate mainly which the later is by the sea but heavily influenced by literature through Dickens and Buchanan. Anyway, hope you're ok and we'll speak soon x

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