The weather has finally turned colder and the garden is responding brilliantly! The Japanese Maples are changing colour quickly now and the greens of the garden are now contrasting with many bright autumn colours.
This is our last week open for the 2019 season (only 8 days left to come and visit – last day open is 31st October)
My walk around the garden this morning is just 4 days since my last visit and the colour is so different! The light was gorgeous this morning and I found myself spoilt for beautiful shots. This time of year the light has a golden quality to it that lasts all day rather than just an hour in the morning and evening, as per most of the year.
This time of year is all about the Acers (maples) which steal the show in the garden with their spectacular colour changing display, but their vivid show draws attention to some of the other features in the garden which stand out against the colours; the moss garden captivated me this morning, with its soft greens and varying textures. The pines and junipers suddenly contrast with the bright colours of the delicate maple leaves as they hold their strong needles of varying dark greens and beautiful architectural shapes.
The Koi carp had an early breakfast today which they seemed a little hesitant to come out for, but once they got going they enjoyed a good swim. The weather is turning much colder now and as temperatures drop the Koi will be getting ready to hibernate for winter and we won’t see them until the spring 😢 Luckily the pond offers a happy place for them over winter with the depth being suitable for them to stay warm 😊
With only a week left open for the 2019 season; we are busy preparing our trees and plants for the winter and with this week being half term we have been pleased to see so many of our season ticket holders visiting for the autumn and so many first time visitors too.
Please make sure you pop in by the 31st October before we close for 2019!
Please check out my photographs from todays visit – pictured below –