Welcome to Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden), a photography blog with a slant towards gardening and nature. An amateur gardener and photographer, I hope to share beautiful moments with you through pictures. Let me know if you like them!

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Thank you for your visit.


A travel diary: Kew Gardens - Mediterranean and Japanese

Hello all! In this post you can see some compact camera shots from the beautiful Mediterranean Garden:

King William's Temple, built in 1837 for Queen Victoria.

I dedicate the first part of this post to the Mediterranean side of my family. :) Ciao a tutti!

The second part, the Japanese Landscape at Kew, I would like to dedicate to two blogger friends, Pirkko and Gunilla, whose green and lush gardens have particularly inspired me recently.

Platycodon grandiflorus

Have a relaxing weekend!

Rauhaisaa viikonloppua!

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A travel diary: A brisk visit to Kew Gardens

At the end of July 2018, the summer heatwave had turned the lawns from green to brown also in Kew Gardens. The day was grey and drizzly and again we had very little time... but even from the hasty glimpse we caught of it, we understood Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a gorgeous place. :) More photos in the following posts.

The Temperate House, re-opened in May 2018 after being closed for restoration.

SÀÀ ei oikein suosinut kÀyntiÀmme tÀssÀ upeassa kasvitieteellisessÀ puutarhassa. Sateisen pÀivÀn kuvista tuli harmaita ja ehkÀ siksi huomioni kiinnittyi erityisesti iloisenvÀrisiin kukkiin. :)

TĂ€ssĂ€ on linkki Kew Gardens -karttaan. SiitĂ€ voi hyvin nĂ€hdĂ€, miten valtava (132 hehtaaria) ja monipuolinen alue on. LisÀÀ kuvia seuraavissa postauksissa.

New Pavilion Restaurant opening spring 2019.

Unelmien (kirja)kauppa.

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A travel diary: Tea and newspapers

Happy Sunday! Here are some more (snapshot) memories from my trip to London at the end of July:

Rauhaisaa sunnuntaita ja 
mukavaa uutta viikkoa!

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A travel diary: At a hotel - Puunhalausviikko 20.-26.8.2018

Hello all! It's time to continue my photo diary from London. Ten photos and only few words. :) Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below.

Yövyin Lontoon matkallani pienehkössÀ hotellissa Stratfordissa. Huone oli mukava ja siisti... ja ilmastointi toimi hyvin. Thank goodness! :)

Eniten pidin viihtyisÀstÀ aamiaishuone/ravintolasta sekÀ sen yhteydessÀ olevasta rauhallisesta sisÀpihasta.

Ja tÀrkeÀksi lopuksi: Muistattehan, ettÀ ensi viikko on puunhalausviikko!

"Puunhalausviikon tarkoituksena on osoittaa, ettÀ arvostamme ympÀristömme monipuolisia viheralueita, kuten metsiÀ, puistoja ja luontopolkuja. Etsi lÀhiympÀristöstÀsi puu, josta pidÀt. Se voi olla itsessÀÀn kaunis, tehdÀ vehreydellÀÀn paikasta viihtyisÀmmÀn, se voi olla pieni tai suuri, vanha tai nuori, kuten halaajansakin. Jaa oma rutistuksesi ja seuraa muiden otteita somessa tunnisteella #puunhalausviikko."


A travel diary: Punting on the River Cam

Unfortunately, our trip to Cambridge was a very brief one. It's painful to admit we didn't have time to visit for example the University Botanic Garden... :)

We did, however, have a lovely punt tour. Thank you, C. and M., for the wonderful experience!

Monet ihanat vierailukohteet jÀivÀt CambridgessÀ odottamaan seuraavaa kertaa, mutta ainakin teimme unohtumattoman hienon jokiveneretken Cam-joella.

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This is a photo diary. Ten photos in each post and few words. :) 
Should you have any questions, 
please feel free to ask in the comments section of the previous post.

P.S. Thank you very much for your comments.
I'll visit you as soon as I can.