We have had a truly wonderful March being re-open to the public and it has been wonderful meeting lots of first time visitors and getting to catch up with so many familiar faces!
Its already April and the Easter holidays are here! Cant believe how fast the time is whipping by.
The garden is bursting with Spring buds and flowering plants, some of which are very early this year due to the warmer weather. The early flowering Azaleas are already showing off some vivid colours and the white cherry blossom is just nearing the end of its stunning annual bloom, whereas the pink cherry is just opening its fluffy, candy-floss coloured blossoms now.
The large leaf, Japanese Rhododendron is still showcasing its amazing flowers and I can’t help photographing it every time I come in to the garden.
Many of the Japanese maples are already in leaf giving the garden a pop of colour in places where many branches have been bare for winter. There are over a hundred varieties of Japanese maple in the garden and some are faster to unfurl their new leaves, so there will be many, many more to come yet!
We have also had a photo shoot in the garden this week – with a beautiful little ballerina!
Please enjoy viewing the pictures shot in the garden this week –