A Secret Garden

Wandering around Cambridge on my own one evening, I happened to spot a small garden behind a church. As the trees and flowers seemed to be in an almost wild state I wondered if I’d found a secret garden.

Alas, it was not. The garden is part of the church grounds of Little Saint Mary’s Parish.

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It may not be secret but there is something very magical about Little St Mary’s garden. Small paths will tempt you to walk further.

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You can still find headstones from the early 19th century, as the grounds were part of the ancient churchyard.

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For someone who knows their plants, the garden is a treasure – so many different shrubs, roses and perennials can be found there.

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It was early May when I visited and the garden was so green and dense – spring was only just beginning back home in Finland.

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I can just imagine myself in this oasis on a summer’s day – with a book, on this bench.

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Do you remember the novel The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett? I have always been fascinated by it.

xx

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