Well its been a month since my last blog post and I have missed the garden so much!
Since re-opening the garden to the public we have been so busy I have barely had a moment to stop and sadly my weekly garden visits kept getting delayed ☹️
Finally I managed to steal some time and take a much needed walk into the Japanese Garden 😊
I couldn’t believe how different it looked from a month ago; everything is now preparing for the autumn season and you can see the very first few leaves turning their vivid shades.
The Japanese maples are everywhere in the garden and autumn is their time to shine; with vivid tones in abundance.
It will be at least another month if not 6 weeks before we see the peak I expect but the feeling of autumn is definitely beginning now.
Autumn is always the season that makes me feel peaceful and reflective; there is something about the end of summer, the cooler air, the leaves dropping and the sudden changes that makes me feel a sense of peace that the other seasons doesn’t elicit.
The sensational colours that usually arrive towards the end of our open season (end of October) are always amazing and I can never get enough photos at that time!
Stock has been arriving this week and the shop is now looking wonderful and full 😍. And we have just hired a new member of staff who has joined our little team who has made a fantastic start with us!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us since we reopened the garden. We are so grateful to visitors who have taken the changes we have asked people to make in their stride; worn masks in the shop and been thoughtful and conscientious of others.
It has definitely renewed my faith and gratitude in humanity after such a turbulent 2020 and for that I am so so thankful to you all – Natalie & Stuart
Please enjoy viewing the photographs I shot of the garden on 1st September 2020 – pictured below –