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. We overlook the little details and forget to slow down and take in our surroundings, always in a hurry 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 getting lost in my own thoughts as soon as I leave the house. But… seeing as here at Ellie & Co we’re in the business of encouraging you to see your city through fresh eyes, today I thought we could slow down and stop outside the Royal Pavilion, in its restored Regency garden, and listen to 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.