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Monday, 17 October 2016

The Money Tree

Colby Woodland Garden, National Trust 

Described as having a secret garden and tranquil woodland, we were impressed with this gem of a place.  No house as such to look around, although there is a house in the grounds, but this National Trust venue is all about the surroundings.  

We arrived a little late in the afternoon, so our visit was limited before they closed for the day, however, it is on our 'return to list' when we will be arriving much earlier.  Anyway, I did get one or two photos and we thought this old tree stump was being put to novel use as a money tree.  (We have seen this idea at our local Arlington Court, but it is really nice to know that other places also join in this bit of whimsy.)

At first I wondered why there were 'barnacles' at the base (oh darn I need to wear my glasses more), then realised it was coins

there is even a piece of brick to use for hammering in the coins,
and needless to say Graham had to add to the tree stump collection


  1. Amazing! Is it for making wishes?

    1. I just see I was still logged in to my family blog, sorry. :)

    2. Good to have a comment Judy, no matter what blog you are using :)

  2. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I've heard of tossing coins in a fountain for luck, but have never seen coins in a tree stump. interesting

  4. It's a lovely idea, I'd have wanted to add to it too :)

  5. It's been going on for a long time cos I spy some old pennies and florins and halfcrowns too.

  6. Interesting idea! I wonder if it's done here.....?

  7. Thanks for your comments all. Sorry I can't stop to repond to you all today, busy busy :)


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