Venice for Valentines

With Valentine’s Day looming, it is the perfect time to book a romantic trip away. The city of Venice, emerging from the Venetian Lagoon like a mythological entity lost in time, is for me the most romantic place on earth. Having spent a month there, and visited on numerous occasions, it holds a particularly special place in my heart. This is my guide of the most romantic things to do, in the world’s most romantic city.

Snowdrops by Starlight

Just a fifteen-minute drive from St Andrews is Cambo Estate, famous for its snowdrops that carpet the acres of woodland every spring. For this week only, the gardens are open in the evenings to visitors who want to see them lit up under the moonlight. As someone who knows very little about snowdrops, or gardens for that matter, even I am tempted to drop by and wander through the fairy lit paths. The walk takes about an hour and you can even get a cup of tea in the Snowdrop Tea Room at the end of the evening. What could be a nicer way to spend a weekday night?

Down At The Vegetable Patch

As Joshua, one of the students actively involved in care of the St Andrews University Community Garden will tell you, if you plant some seeds in the ground, and take care of them, they will try to grow – that’s essentially all you need to know to start gardening.