This week has seen a sensation of colour in the garden as the Azaleas show off their amazing blossoms.
The variety of colours is superb ranging from classic white to bright pinks, reds and even purple flowers!
As we approach the latter part of April it is amazing how far along the garden is for the season. We estimate about 3 weeks ahead of last year.
The garden appears to be springing with colour around every corner and if your eye isn’t caught by the flowers then it will be the Japanese Maples that will capture your attention with the spectacular leaf shapes and vivid reds and greens now flourishing for spring.
As I take a walk through the garden this week I feel very lucky to be here. The space feels welcoming and calming and my eye keeps being taken by the plants and colours that are now displaying their best spring show. There are over a hundred varieties of Japanese Maple growing in the garden and each one is unique and beautiful.
The Koi are always a favourite of mine to watch swimming and the water is now almost crystal clear! I could watch them for hours.
Feedback from the garden has been so wonderful this week and it has been a pleasure meeting so many visitors who have enjoyed their stay here.
Many people have been asking me about Japanese Maples (Acers) and we will be getting in a large delivery of named varieties in about 3-4 weeks time – i promise to pop a post on the blog as soon as they arrive – so watch this space.
Please enjoy the pictures i shot in the garden this week, shown below –