Because I’ve discovered a new walk we can take around the gardens I think you might love…
When you live somewhere for a long time, it’s easy to stop ‘seeing’ it, to slow down and take in your surroundings, to stop noticing the little details, to become easily frustrated with the little things. You want to get from A to B as fast as possible, head down, no time for detours.
I’m as guilty as the next person of looking down as soon as I leave the house. However, seeing as here at Ellie & Co we’re in the business of encouraging you to see their city’s through fresh eyes, today I thought we could stop together outside the Royal Pavilion, in its restored Regency garden, to take an intriguing short audio tour.
It’s called The Mindful Garden and I found it on the Brighton Museums website in the audio tour section (which I didn’t know about either). Listening on your phone, the tour’s author, Craig Jordan-Baker, shows you to five spots in the garden, and tells you a little story about each one.
I’m usually really bothered by all the crowds in the gardens, but I was completely transported, I didn’t even notice anyone else around me! It also makes the perfect lockdown activity in Brighton.