THE SECRET GARDEN….
The secret garden is of one of my favourite childhood books.Behind the wall is this secret place of beauty and adventure.
Altamont gardens in Tullow Co Carlow is known as the most romantic garden in Ireland, and the perfect setting for this outfit post.
Altamont is an enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens located on a 100 acre estate. Whilst still little known, it ranks in the top ten of Irish gardens and is often referred to as ‘the jewel in Ireland’s gardening crown’.
Lawns are bisected by sculpted yews sloping down to a romantic lake surrounded by rare trees, rhododendrons and shrubs.
A profusion of roses, old fashioned and modern, and herbaceous plants scent the air.
There is a fascinating walk through the Arboretum, Bog Garden and Ice Age Glen with its canopy of ancient oaks leads to the majestic River Slaney.
Along the River Walk, you may see salmon and trout rising, perhaps even an otter, and throughout the garden, an abundance of birds and butterflies.
On your return via the Hill Walk, there are wonderful views of the Blackstairs and Wicklow Mountains and Mount Leinster.
A trip to Altamount Gardens is like taking a journey back in time in this tranquil old world setting and experience one of the most unique and magical gardens and a beautiful romantic setting for this shoot.
They say you need to visit Altamont four times a year.
Once for every season to see how the garden changes
and every time you visit something new and enchanting captivates you.
Jumpsuits are really on trend right now, they have been around for a few years now but they are starting to take center stage in the fashion world.There is a wide variety and styles available online and on the highstreet.
I love this Primark jumpsuit,its the right blend of romantic floral print with pastels shades and accents of winter berry tones that outline the print.
Winter blooms are a big trend for A/W 13.
I teamed this jumpsuit with a pale pink blazer from A/wear with gathered shoulders and an over-sized clutch.
This jumpsuit will also work with a deep burgandy blazer or chunky knit for a more A/W look.
A perfect outfit for a romantic stroll in the beautiful fairytale scenery of Altamont gardens.
Jumpsuit Pennys/Primark/Blazer A-wear/Shoes Berska/Clutch Pennys/Primark/
Big Thank you to Photographer Nuala Mc Carthy