January 2020

First blog post of the year! The new decade has started and we are now all living in the 20’s 😉

I haven’t been to the garden for a couple of months during our ‘closed’ season and I have missed the feeling I get when I am there. So this morning I grabbed my camera; inspired by the beautiful sunshine and sparkling frost and headed down to see what the garden was up too.

Although it was so so cold; the garden felt as peaceful as ever. It was glistening with so many ice crystals – making it look kind of magical. At this time of year the garden is always filled with architecture; the foliage of the warmer months is gone and it reveals the stark branches and amazing shapes that are hidden for the other seasons.

I observed some of the evergreens now flowering; the pink dwarf azalea near the entrance is trying to bloom although the frost melted many of the blossoms! There were some of the camellias beginning to put out their beautiful, rose-like blooms too – although these will look amazing in a few weeks I suspect. There are buds everywhere you look as trees and plants are getting ready for the warmer temperatures so they can begin their crazy growing season. There were no sign of the Koi carp as they are hiding in the warmest, deepest parts of the pond.

The garden is still closed for Winter but in just a few days our wonderful team of staff will be back to help us get the shop and garden ready for re-opening to the public for the 1st March 2020

Check out my pictures of the garden – pictured below –

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