2016 - The Haarkon Year in Pictures
In our first year of sharing our travels we've seen some spectacular sights; some very close to our home and some a little further afield. We've lost count of the number of greenhouses that we've explored and our 'yet-to-explore' list just keeps getting longer. Our hope is to really travel and to see what the world's many botanical gardens, potting sheds and sun-drenched summer houses hold for us.
2016 brought us botanical adventure, interiors that inspire and some really tasty food. Here are our month-by-month favourites:
January brought a tour around this beauty of a house, originally built for Sheffield cutlery designer, David Mellor.
In March we shared our (now seemingly very small) houseplant collection.
April and the north-east coast welcomed us with open arms and sunshine. We stopped in this incredible AirBnB in Bridlington and drank lots of whisky.
May was a plant-filled month (when is it ever not?!) and we struggled to name just one highlight but decided to go for the underdog... Tropical World in Leeds. Take a tour here.
June took us on our Summer holidays and to the varied sights of the South West. We ventured into many a jungle and walked miles and miles of Cornwall coast.
July was a month of great food in Berlin. Need we say more?
In October we shared the urban jungles that Asif Khan built for MINI Living as part of the London Design Festival in Shoreditch.
November came and we jumped in the car to see what had changed on the Isle of Skye since our visit last year.
And finally December; we rested, we decorated our house with lights and made plans.
We have an never-ending list of places that we'd like to explore; Japan, Scandinavia and America are fighting for their place at the top and we've no doubt that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of greenhouses waiting for us wherever we may end up.
If you have somewhere you think we'd like to visit please let us know.