Last Sunday, we went to a garden festival. I had looked foward to it for weeks - after all, events like these are rare around here - but alas, we weren´t off to a great start. When we got there, we were guided to a parking lot that was half an hour away from the actual festival grounds. Parking cost three Euro. When we finally made it to the entrance, we were charged an entry fee of six Euro each. Insane. I mean, I am happy to support any cultural events in our region, but in that case, you´re not getting anything back for your money. You pay so that you can buy plants. Anyway we got in and then we were hungry so we shared a tiny piece of Flammkuchen (7 Euro) which is when we realized that we had forgotten to bring enough cash. We had 30 Euro left between the two of us. So much for buying all of the plants! I may have been very grumpy.
But it got better. The festival was actually pretty small (considering we had just paid SIX EURO) but there were quite a few nice vendors. I really want a Lutyens bench for my 40th birthday which is coming up next year. I just thought I´d put it out there. Are you reading this, birthday fairies?
I can´t decide whether this is a spectacular or very odd color.
There was a woman who was selling homemade jams. Admittedly it all looked and tasted very nice (quince jelly, ah! How I hope our quince tree will bear fruit this year!). She charged 4,50 Euro per jar. I totally should do this, too.
One vendor sold hydrangeas only. Nice.
And then there was a vendor who sold all sorts of rare perennials and we left all our money there. Among others, I bought this.
Look, there even was music. Entertainment! That´s where all the money went.
And then we were tired and hungry and went home.