Resting place

April 11, 2012

For this week’s Gallery Tara asked to see images from our Easter. It has become a family tradition that on Easter Sunday morning we go to the garden where my dad’s ashes were scattered.

It’s an incredibly restful place, set in the middle of Richmond Park, with the most stunning collection of plants.









It was one of my dad’s favourite places and we held No 1 Son’s naming ceremony here. We used to come here when we were kids, too, and it’s always felt quite magical – we used to imagine fairies lived here.

The silver birch was a sapling when we scattered my dad’s ashes – now it’s a huge tree.






You can see the city from some parts of the park but trust me, when you’re inside the gates of this garden, you feel as though it’s a world away.


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  • MummaG April 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    What a beautiful place! Your photos are amazing x

  • Jenny Paulin April 12, 2012 at 8:55 am

    What a serene looking place to visit fr some calm. Made even more special by it being the final resting place for your dad. Lovely photos x

  • Cerys - Mascara and Mud April 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Beautiful pics x

  • LauraCYMFT April 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful place. Looks really peaceful and quiet.

  • Kirsty April 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    It looks beautiful.

  • Pinkoddy April 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    That is really lovely. I like how you not only go there every year but having the ceremony there feels like he was included in it. Great photos.

  • Emma April 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Lovely photos, I really miss green parks like that since I left the UK

  • Herding Cats April 11, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    What a beautiful place to spend Easter.

  • Natalie April 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    What beautiful shots x

  • If I Could Escape April 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Beautiful photos. It looks like a very peaceful place to be. x

  • Kelly Wiffin April 11, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Beautiful x

  • Helen Spencer April 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Planning to go to the Garden of Remembrance next week, to say Hi to my Mum and her Mum on the anniversary of both their losses. It’s such a silent place, I really feel close to them there.

  • Mari April 11, 2012 at 9:10 am

    That’s beautiful, the park, the thought, the photos and the post. I miss my dad too, his ashes are scattered on Box Hill a place he loved too – hugs x

  • Mags (Mummy's Space) April 11, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Beautiful photos. I love Richmond Park, you really can escape from it all there.

  • L-plate Mummy April 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful pictures. I think fairies could easily live there. x

  • Jenny (@cheetahsinshoes) April 11, 2012 at 8:36 am

    lovely – new life and memories all in gorgeous pictures

  • oana79 April 11, 2012 at 8:04 am

    It’s lovely to spend Easter out if you can and you’re pics take everybody there, even for a few seconds!

  • Rachelradiostar April 11, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Beautiful piece, stunning photographs x