We have been waiting patiently for the cherry blossoms to open up this year and the cold weather has kept us waiting far longer than last year! Finally we are seeing those beautiful, fluffy, cloud-like blossoms beginning to open up. It won’t be long now until they are in full bloom!

The weather today is beautiful and sunny and the more of this we have, the better for the flowers! We want warm and dry for a few days to see the petals open up to their full splendour!

I walked around the garden this morning and i felt excited as i can see the Japanese Maples are beginning to leaf-up and there are so many colours waiting to be seen again. The baby leaves are always vividly coloured and the sun shining through them makes them glow.

I hope you all enjoy the pictures i shot this morning – pictured below –

 

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Happy Easter everyone!

We were told that it was going to be a very cold one this year, but we are thrilled to see that the sun is shining and the temperatures are finally warming up.

We have had a fantastic collection of handmade pots arrive this week. Created from Cornish Surfboard resin by a local artist. We have planted some of our succulents in them and they look beautiful! Each one is unique and individual and there are some amazing designs.

The garden has been waking up from the cold, wintery weather we had earlier this month and we are now seeing the signs of Spring everywhere in the garden.

The Camellias are looking stunning with many different varieties opening up their blossoms and some of the early flowering Azaleas are following suit and showing off some stunning petals.

The large leaf Rhododendrons are budding up ready to display their huge, cream and pink flowers and some are already opening.

The Japanese Maples are budding everywhere in the garden and some are already opening their baby leaves. The new leaves are vibrantly coloured and it won’t be long until we see them in full Spring flourish.

The long awaited Cherry Blossoms are finally budding and its just a matter of time now before we see the gorgeous, and sadly fleeting, flowers. Only lasting a week or 2 per year, its a sight to be seen every Spring. I will of course keep you all up to date as to when they blossom.

We are open our usual hours over this Easter weekend (10am until 6pm, last entrance to the garden at 5pm, 7 days a week until October 31st) – hope to see you all soon!

Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy having a look at the photos shot in the garden this morning –

 

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Is it Spring? Who knows with all the ice and snow that keeps coming and going!
The garden is trying its best to commit to a season, but the plants keep getting a wintery shock of snow and ice.
Snow is utterly magical, and the garden looks like a fairyland when the snow is covering it, but it is so so cold! The plants which are showing off their pretty flowers are being knocked back with the cold weather and the Japanese Maples are reluctant to open their delicate baby leaves when the temperatures are so chilly.
Hopefully we are moving towards some warmer times as Easter is fast approaching, and we will be looking forward to seeing the Spring flowing azaleas and cherry blossoms once it warms up a little.
My walk around the garden today saw snow melting on the trees and branches and i caught a few lovely pictures of the Camellia flowers covered in fluffy white clouds.
The sun was shining and so the snow from yesterday was no longer blanketing the garden, but rather covering little patches and the tops of branches and leaves. It feels very different day to day at the moment, with the weather being so changeable and the plants trying their best to emerge from their winter slumber.
Hopefully the sun will keep shining and warming the garden!
We have also been busy building some new staging for our Show Bonsai collection and we have had many new trees arrive this week, including some with amazing roots allowing us to create some ‘On a Rock’ style Bonsai!

 

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The weather has been all over the place this month with snow one minute and sunshine the next!

This crazy changing weather has confused some of the plants in the garden, as they were waking up for spring time, only to be suddenly thrust back in to winter. Luckily the Japanese Maples haven’t opened up their fragile baby leaves just yet, just covered in buds ready to open, so hopefully the cold weather will pass soon and we can look forward to beautiful warm temperatures and hopefully lots of sunshine.

Last year at this time the Cherry Blossoms were already showing off their stunning blooms, but this year its ben much colder and so they are not yet opening up. Wont be too long though! I will keep you all posted.

The garden this week has seen many early flowering plants; opening their blossoms, including some of the Azaleas and large leaf Rhododendrons. The flowers are so beautiful and because the Maples are not yet in leaf the landscape has more space and you can just catch glimpses of colour from the flowering plants.

This was my first visit in to the garden with Saffron (our new baby girl) and although she slept for most of our walk around the garden, it was truly wonderful to visit this place with my daughter.

Please enjoy this weeks pics – below –

 

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SNOW!!!

Beautiful, lovely, white snow! Im like a little child again- running around in the snow and my camera couldn’t keep up with me whilst in the garden.

The 1st of March and the beginning of Spring and we have the coldest and most exciting weather! The garden is covered in fluffy, dust-like snow and it makes the garden feel magical.

The space has a delicate energy whilst the snow if falling, which reminds me of Autumn time. The garden has been blanketed in a surreal, white wonderland and i feel like I’m on holiday whilst I’m here.

We did have a few visitors on our first day open for the season, but it is so rare to see the garden covered in snow as we are at the bottom of a valley, so once there is snow and ice, it is not possible to get up the hill! So i have taken lots of photos for you all to see it in this wintery wonderfulness!

Please enjoy viewing the pictures and hope everyone has enjoyed this little bit of magic over the last few days

Hope to see you all soon when warmer temperatures return

 

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