Westmount Park & Conservatory

A hot summer’s day walk through Westmount Park to the recently renovated conservatory. Closed, since 2015, it recently (partially) reopened and is fully accessible. Frankly. I am somewhat disappointed in the Palm Court’s configuration. Most of the space is used for walkways and benches at the expense of planting areas including the former “stream” that housed large goldfish.

Westmount Park – Early Spring

“Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?” (J. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King)