In the same area as the Ullandhaug Tower and Iron Age Farm I wrote about in my previous post is Stavanger’s Botanical garden.
I like to walk here sometimes to look at the lovely flowers and plants they have. The garden is not very big but it’s lovely to combine a walk here with a walk in the woods close to the tower. And I do enjoy looking at the lovely flowers in summertime and the herb garden is quite nice.
Upon entering the garden the first thing I noticed was a stroller with a sleeping baby and I could not see anyone around that was not just jogging by on the forest path. I started looking around a little afraid someone had left the stroller there but quickly saw a guy with a net close by who confirmed this was his baby. After that I ran into two elderly ladies looking for a pair of sunglasses. As it turned out the lady had them on her head…..
The garden is also right next to the University of Stavanger and Ullandhaug Organic Farm where I stopped for ice cream on my way from the garden to see a friend. The farm has a great shop with only ecological products many of them are local.
Even if this summer isn’t great weather wise here in Stavanger we need to enjoy it as best we can. And visiting favourite spots in the local area on my walks is a great alternative to going to the beach when the temperatures are around 10-14 degrees Celsius. This summer has not at all been like last year.