On Friday we went out for lunch at Aylett Nurseries in St Albans with our son and daughter in law. We were delighted to discover they had opened a small Butterfly House as since Butterfly World closed down a few years ago now there has been nothing like it near here.
It was fun spotting the different types of butterflies they had as well as the caterpillars
Big Owl Butterfly
I'm not sure which butterfly this is. Although they had a 'Butterfly Spotter' chart, this one wasn't on it.
The also had a wonderful Dahlia display as well as their Celebration Field and Dahlia Gardens which we really enjoyed wandering round. We first discovered this last year so I think this will become a yearly event for us to visit these wonderful gardens. The also have a 'Time for Tea' tent that serves delicious cakes with tea or coffee.
It was a lovely way to spend a few hours and a great way of re-charging ourselves ready to start work on the garage - clearing, sorting and tidying ready for moving one of the Cavy hutch blocks that had been used for storage into the Cavy Shed and thus clearing space for all the book boxes that are currently stacked up in the lounge.