Because the true joy is found in hearing other people's passion for gardens, or hearing about the places they've come from or where they are headed. Sometimes even the sharing of life struggles or the loss of a loved one. You would not think this was part of my job description but I must admit these are the best bits of my day. These kind of encounters really boost me up to provide an even better experience for those who come to enjoy Bosvathick.
Just last week we had a lovely group of enthusiasts who did not only chat with me in the office and shared their appreciation for some newly added information cards in the garden but also made the day of the owner when being so positively responsive to the tour of the house. “The most entertaining tour we've ever had” they said, and that, makes it all worth while.
I must admit that we are not well known yet, and sometimes we only see a handful of people on an opening day, but one single conversation, no matter how insignificant it might seem, could make all the difference for someone like me, working behind the scenes to try and create a wonderful visitor experience.
Last year we were open on Thursday and Friday, but it always seemed to rain on Friday, so this year we are open on Wednesday and Thursday instead. But just in case, this season we now also have a covered sheltered seating area, as we couldn't bare the thought of you not being able to enjoy some refreshments without getting a wet bottom. So there you have it. I introduce to you the 'Pavilion' for your dry and sheltered cup of tea experience. We aim to please!
Below as well as the Pavilion, a couple of photos of other exciting things going on in the garden. A cock fight, happy primroses and these beautiful chandeliers.