We are now nearing the end of the 2019 season and we will be closing our gates after the 31st October (Halloween is our last day open for the year).
We have been experiencing a lot of wind over the last couple of weeks and the leaves have been blowing down in vast numbers with the storms. Several of the acers are looking a little wind burnt with their delicate foliage having been a bit blustered in the winds, but nothing takes away their beauty! Temperatures have been mild and relatively warm which has not pushed our beautiful maples to change to their vivid colours yet (a couple are on their way) – unless we see some colder weather I fear the autumn colours won’t peak until after we close ☹️ Fingers crossed over the next 12 days we see the turn.
Today my visit allowed me to walk the full length of the garden and I managed to capture several shots of the colours from the Japanese Maples. We have over 100 varieties growing the garden and each one changes to a stunning colour during the autumn season. Amazingly I spotted 2 candelabra primulas flowering in the woodland area; which just goes to show how warm temperatures have been lately! Plants are always wonderful to be around but it always amazes me when they surprise you by doing the unexpected.
The peace and serenity of the garden is always a welcome feeling when I visit and I am always left wishing I could spend longer there.
With only 12 days left to come and visit before we close to the public after the 31st October; please make sure all you Season Pass holders come and see us before this date (when your passes expire for the season) and any of you who fancy coming to visit before spring next year – please check out the pictures shot today – pictured below –