Secret garden

Amidst stretches of farmland in the Southern Highlands, we stumbled upon this little oasis during our week away: the Sturt Gardens in Mittagong. I’d found it via Google on my iPhone (what did people do before smartphones?), and the boys couldn’t be more pleased. Not only were they finally able to stretch their legs after a long day’s drive, but they had the most outrageous fun walking up and down the ramp next to the Sturt Cottage. I wish I could be as easily amused! The gardens were beautiful in a wild, rambling way, and I loved how they hid the cottage and the cafe from view from the road. I was very much reminded of The Secret Garden, one of my favourite books from my childhood…

(Linking up with 52 Photos Project today.)

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lamina @ do a bit September 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

Wow it looks so beautiful!! Whata great place to stretch ones legs :) Great photos… as always!!

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Pink Ronnie September 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Thanks Lamina, it was the most awesome little find.
Ronnie xo

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Pink Ronnie September 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm

p.s. A GREAT spot for the kiddies!

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Monica {bohemian twilight} September 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm

what a lovely relaxing, secret, place to visit a cafe.

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Pink Ronnie September 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

One of the best!
Ronnie xo

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kristina@beancakes September 9, 2011 at 12:51 am

hi ronnie ~ yes! i immediately thought of the secret garden when i read the title of your post! i loved that book too. and these pictures really capture the idea so perfectly. how do you get your photos to look like this?, is it a setting that you use?, i just love it!!
xx ~ ks

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Pink Ronnie September 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I take normal photos on the iPhone then use the CrossProcess app for some post processing! There are different settings you can try out.
Ronnie xo

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thestripedelephant September 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Looks like a fairytale!

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Pink Ronnie September 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Could be something out of Hanzel and Gretel. :)
Ronnie xo

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Tang September 10, 2011 at 4:19 am

This place is so gorgeous!!! I could just relax there and read all day!

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gretchen/juneatnoon September 11, 2011 at 10:39 am

Beautiful, and a lovely, light-filled quality to the photos.

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Pink Ronnie September 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Thx Gretchen! It was the late afternoon sun…
Ronnie xo

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Red Boots September 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

This garden looks beautiful – like something definitely out of a fairytale! And your photos are stunning – so dream-like!

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Pink Ronnie September 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Thanks Red Boots – it really was a beautiful place…
Ronnie xo

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jaclyn @ thelateafternoon September 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

what a gorgeous looking garden! it looks like such a little laid-back little place, especially the lighting!

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