School holidays are a time for a break in routine and getting out and exploring with the kids. This is also the time I gather a lot and I mean a LOT of photographs of things that inspire me or pattern inspiration. Heronswood is a place which never ceases to inspire me whatever the season with the gardens so beautiful set up on a hill in Dromana overlooking the ocean. All types of plants from edible, dry climate and tropical plants and all sizes huge pines and oaks down to the most tiny delicate spring flowering plants. Oh and I adore the fact they mow around the lawn daisies allowing scatterings of them around the grassy areas they really are so pretty! It's not only the gardens which are stunning though the heritage building is a beautiful cafe and restaurant offering scrummy food. In particular we love the scones freshly made and of course coffee :) There is also a garden shop and diggers club selling rare heirloom seeds and a education centre. Always something unique to discover.
I took way too many photographs so click on the 'Heronswood gardens' link below for a short clip on flipagram showing a few of the highlights or better still take a visit yourself. The paper daisies were of course my fave and the kids loved the wander down to the tree swing amongst the weeping willows much to my boys delight a good boggy track. Gumboots a good idea however I love seeing my kids shoes getting muddy we need to do it more :)