Its easy to fall in love with this wonderful romantic garden but the reward of finally visiting and experiencing breath taking joy is something I will never forget.
For this weeks challenge, I thought of the long walks, cycle rides, hills and the odd mountain we had climbed to stretch our bodies and be rewarded by spectacular views but chose visiting the Garden of Ninfa in Italy and finally seeing the crumbling walls covered in Roses as my response to this challenge.
My piece on the Gardens of Ninfa was written shortly after I began blogging and since that time have met many people I would not have met before, who have given me great advice, been extremely kind and who have opened my eyes with some wonderful blogs on so many beautiful plants and places across the world.
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33 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward – Visiting the Garden of Ninfa”
Seeing this garden would truly be a reward. Looks magnificent.
My first thought on Reward was my children, and secondly some of the wonderful places and gardens we have visited, Ninfa was an easy choice though, its very beautiful.
This garden is now on my list of must-see places. The next time we go to Italy (whenever that will be) we hope to go nearer to Rome. Thank-you for introducing it to me.
We really like visiting Italy too and visited Villa d’Este during that week as well, which is another garden I would highly recommend.
Thank-you! I will make a note of that too!
An English garden in Italy. Pretty much a description of heaven. I love those roses.
Yes, we have wonderful gardens over here but not so much with the weather!
Lovely capture and quite the spectacular reward!
Thanks Tina, I really enjoyed reading your thought provoking response.
I’ve never been able to get to this garden when I was in Italy, the limited open days make scheduling such a challenge. I’m glad to enjoy it through photos like yours, though, and will keep my fingers crossed for the future.
I hope you do get to visit Marian, I have been told that private tours are also possible but am not certain of the details. I think you would like this garden very much indeed.
Ninfa is one of THE gardens in the world, I hope to visit one day for my ‘Reward’
As you can see Brian, Ninfa made a lasting impression on me, we hope to visit again next time we travel to Italy.
I remember you posting about this. It does look lovely, especially those roses!
Cathy, I also remember you commenting, you were one of the first people who read my blog and you have been very encouraging and kind ever since. Hope you are having a lovely weekend and that some sign of Spring is heading your way.
Thanks Julie. Despite snow and rain again today a few crocus are struggling to flower, so I will finally have some colour in my garden again soon!
Thanks for the link to the original post, I really enjoyed it!
I am glad you enjoyed it Jason, I know Ninfa would be your kind of garden.
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Thank you Heather.
You are very welcomed!
That is a garden I have always wanted to visit….I plant to if I ever get back to Italy! Beautiful picture.
I hope you do Donna as you would love the spiritual nature of this garden, its very moving and joyous to visit.
I love roses in bloom; such a wonderful response to this weeks challenge.
Thanks Charlie, Hope you are enjoying some early spring days over there.
I needed your Gardens of Ninfa today to convince me there was life after rain. Amelia
Oh Amelia, I do not like endless rain either, we have some pretty boggy ground here, but a good forecast up to 11c by next weekend and dry all week. I hope the dry weather comes your way too.
I have always wanted to go to Ninfa. What a fabulous photo of the roses.
Thanks, I understand Ninfa is also very beautiful in the Autumn but if we go again we shall visit in early summer to see the roses at their best.
Seeing this garden is on my list of Things to Absolutely Do. Lucky lucky you to have done it already!
There are some beautiful gardens in Italy Tammy, we would like to go back and visit more one day and definitely visit Ninfa again.
This is such an absolutely GORGEOUS picture! 😀
Thanks, Ninfa is incredibly beautiful, every view was beautiful, we were very fortunate too, as they roses were at their best.