September Has Begun

Can you believe that we have entered the 9th month of 2019 already! It feels like summer has whizzed by this year and with the cooler temperatures predicted for September I suspect that Autumn isn’t far away.

Autumn is a very special time of year for Japanese Gardens as the Japanese Maples display a stunning range of vivid colours as they get ready to drop their leaves for the winter months. We have over 100 different varieties of Acer in our garden and so the display is something quite spectacular.

Of course we haven’t quite reached Autumn yet and the Summer vibes are still in the air; however there is a nip in the breeze today and some leaves are beginning to fall from the trees and the autumnal feeling is definitely starting.

This morning I had a wonder around the garden; camera in had as always, and I found myself gazing up at the acer leaves as the sun shone through them. They were glowing with the greens, oranges and pinky reds of summer shades and I was amazed at how many seeds I saw dangling below the leaves.

I fed the Koi early today and was impressed with the sudden swarm of activity in the water as they gobbled up their breakfast. The fish have been very active the last few weeks due to the warm temperatures and its been wonderful seeing them swimming so abundantly.

As the Summer holidays draw to a close next week (for most schools) we would like to thank everyone who has made this summer so fantastic here at the garden. We have seen so many familiar faces and met oodles of new ones too!

Please check out photos from my visit today – pictured below – 

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