The city of Bath takes pride in its floral displays. The small central park called Parade Gardens creates a different themed book each season. We peered over the balustrade and then walked down to take a closer look.
Last year I was walking by as the book was under construction, a design being made to celebrate the work of Jane Austen.
The long border is set out in regimental fashion. I'm not a fan of this type of civic planting.
It takes a lot of plants!
The gardens are free to local card holders and accessed down a flight of stairs, passing beside the statue of the winged angel of peace.
Here she is beneath a rather cloudy sky, to join with all other skywatchers on Friday Skywatch.
The gardens give a good view of Pulteney Bridge and the weir.
There are several statues in the park,
traditional ones like the angel and Mozart
and rather more modern and humorous approaches such as this floral dress - an idea that I'm tempted to copy at home!
We were in Bath to see a production of Arthur Miller's, 'The Price'. As you can see from the photo, we were in the cheap seats! No matter, it was an excellent production and very thought provoking. We discussed it on the journey back home and kept returning to it throughout the evening.