Outdoor date idea – take a stroll around a beautiful garden

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Outdoor date idea – take a stroll around a beautiful garden

The UK and Ireland have an abundance of beautiful gardens that would make a perfect location for a relaxed al fresco date in the sunshine (assuming that it is still sunny when you read this).

Find a garden to visit in your area by clicking on one of the following links.

Garden visits provide the perfect combination of the outdoors lifestyle and the safety element of meeting in a busy public place. They are also great conversation starters as you can compare notes about your dream garden and what your garden actually looks like at the moment.

For animal lovers, there is the opportunity to look for bees, butterflies and birds as you go around. 

What to wear on your date

A date to a garden would require a comfortable pair of shoes that will allow you to walk on a variety of different surfaces. So a pair of high heels would not be suitable if you will be walking on mud paths, or grass.

In terms of clothing, you can wear anything that you like, but it is nice to dress up for your date. So men can wear a semi-smart pair of trousers like chinos and a shirt, polo top, or well-fitted t-shirt. Women have a lot more choice and can opt for trousers or skirt with a smart top, or a dress.

How to extend your date

Typically gardens which are open to the public have a cafe or restaurant on site, so you can spend extra time getting to know one another with a bite to eat and a cup of coffee.

If you are yet to find a country lover to woo on a date to a garden, look no further – there are thousands of people on Muddy Matches who love the outdoors as much as you do.