It is only a few weeks now to the annual Fete – this year it will be held on Sunday 28th July. Make a note in your diaries!
The wild garden is looking lovely and is a nice contrast to the more formal areas of the garden. Elsewhere in the garden the Pheasants Eye Narsissus are still blooming an the hostas are just coming into flower.
My quick walk round the garden ended up taking a lot longer than intended today … there is just so much to see!
Another understated gem in the garden is Cercidiphyllum japonicum, also known as Katsura. This medium sized tree originating from Japan and China has heart shaped leaves along the length of its branches which change colour throughout the seasons.
This epimedium is flowering its heart out despite the cold winds, and is a welcome splash of pink in the sea of daffodils.
As we approach May the Daffodils are still at their best and some of the Rhododendrons and Azaleas are coming into flower.
The gardens are now open for the season to the public, and we look forward to welcoming you here. There are signs of spring in all corners of the garden, often well tucked away from the cold easterly winds we have had lately.
The early spring flowers have been spectacular this year and the garden is getting ready for opening on the 25th March, in time for Easter. Please note that part of the front border is under restoration and will be fully replanted by next year. Cacti lovers please note George’s collection has moved, following his retirement.
The gardens are looking splendid as the leaves turn, and late flowers are still blooming in the herbaceous borders. We are open daily from 9:30 to 5:30 up until the end of October.