Jordans Mill ~ 2017 ~ Finale

After our tour of Jordan’s Mill gardens, Helen and I  went for a cup of coffee in the cafe there, and then took a walk along the banks of the River Ivel. It was raining on and off, but the tree cover was good!

The river is is a tributary of the River Great Ouse, and rises just north of Baldock in Hertfordshire, but most of its course lies within Bedfordshire.

eyes right ducklets!

wild plum trees grow along the hedgerow, they were yummy


Farm of wind

didn’t try these

we went as far as the bend in the river

and then headed back to the mill where there are nice plants along side it.

and a weird statue

And then we went home, so that’s it for now, next time we’re off to Shuttleworth to The Swiss Gardens, which are quite spectacular, so stay tooned!

Jordan’s Mill~ July 2017 ~Part 3

Some more photo’s of the garden at Jordans Mill, they did have some gorgeous flowers,


and also grew fruit

Not sure if these are wheat, rye or corn

black tomatoes are a thing too

after the gardens we took a walk along the banks of the River Ivel, will do that next so stay tooned!


Jordan’s Mill~July 2017~Part 2


After the woodland bit, Helen & I had a wander around the cultivated gardens, where they grow crops, veggies and flowers.

Still more to come, so stay tooned 🙂


Fraggle Report~ Jordans Mill ~ July 2017

At the end of July I travelled down south to Bedfordshire to dog sit while my son went off to Amsterdam on holiday. For two of the days I stayed there I met up with my good friend Helen, who I’ve known forever, and we went off on our first trip, to visit Jordan’s Mill.

Situated on the banks of the River Iver, the mill was first mentioned in the Domesday book  (a manuscript record of the “Great Survey” of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror).  Bought later on in 1893 by the Jordan family, it then burnt down a year later, and was then renovated to become one of the most advanced flour mills of it’s time, which, apparently it still is.  Apart from milling, they also have a lovely garden to wander around, and a nice cafe. more info at

as you can see, it was a grey day, with occasional showers, but that didn’t stop us.

As well as the garden there is a woodland and wildflower section, which we went to look round first.


if you look at the tree trunks you can see a squirrel, he’d just been having a snack at his food station.

in Part 2 we’ll have look around the garden, so stay tooned 🙂