Even though it was drizzling we thought we’d have a quick walk along Torquay Sea Front this morning. So, wrapped up in our raincoats, we parked the car and walked through this sunken Edwardian garden (above) which is between the sea front road and Torre Abbey, now the town’s art gallery. Two of the council’s gardeners were there, also well wrapped up against the elements, keeping this very formal garden in pristine condition. Although, as is evident from this photo, it was a very dull morning, the white and yellow primulas looked lovely – wallflowers in the central beds will be in flower within the next few weeks.
From here we walked through the Rock Walk where two magnolia trees are just coming into bloom:
And some deep red camellias were also in bloom at the foot of the rock face, obviously enjoying their sheltered position beneath some trees:
From Rock Walk we strolled around the inner harbour:
The rain was beginning to come down more heavily now and so we made our way back to our car, and drove home, for coffee and cheese baguettes for lunch.