Unusual Front Gardens #26: Wellies and Watering Cans

Flower filled wellies at Paddington Basin

British Land are adding a corporate touch to my Unusual Front Gardens strand with their colour co-ordinated narrowboat moored at the Paddington Basin, aka the Paddington Arm of the Grand Junction Canal.

NAH and I had a pleasant walk to here along the Regent's Canal from Camden Lock recently, taking in Regent's Park, London Zoo, elegant houses, boat owners' gardens and Little Venice along the way. It an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of London for two and a half miles. Here are some photos from our walk:

Scenes from our walk along the Regent's Canal

The boat owners' gardens also count as Unusual Front Gardens, especially where they spilled over and across the towpath.

Part of the gardens by the permanent moorings

Finally, back at Paddington Basin, we find the corporate watering cans. Don't be fooled by the grass, it's artificial!

Flower-filled watering cans


  1. What a lovely place to walk!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

  2. I will forgive them the artificial grass and flowers because it is an eye catching display.Hm, quite fancy doing a container in those colours, actually. Enjoy the glorious spring weekend.

    1. Thanks Sheena, and you too!


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