After just a week of being reopen for the 2017 season we have seen lots of changes happening in the garden; buds are swelling, leaves are beginning to unfurl and flowers are starting to spring up and blossom.
The Camellias are blooming in various colours throughout the garden; a mixture of pinks and whites are now colouring the landscape beautifully.
We have yellow and purple Primroses in flower pickling areas beneath trees around the edges of pathways together with a small collection of daffodils that are showing off bright trumpets of orange and yellow in a couple of places in the garden.
The Japanese Maples are now covered in buds and some brave varieties are already unfurling their delicate little leaves for Spring. There are over 100 varieties of Maple in the garden and they each have a unique and beautiful shape and colouring. Within this month we will see colours in the brightest of reds, oranges and greens as the brand new baby leaves open up to soak up the warm sunshine.
The magnolia trees are almost ready to pop with their stunning display of cream and purple petals and our large leaf Rhododendron (at the edge of the pond) is now covered in huge flower buds! This plant has the most impressive flowers when they open up so i will be excited to see them again this year (and i will keep you all up to date with when this happens)
Spring is the season of new beginnings and fresh energy and the garden has a mood of quiet anticipation. As we wait for the fullness of Summer, there are views that can be seen through bare branches which will be hidden once the foliage fills the spaces, so this time of year allows for some wonderful architectural sights.
Please enjoy viewing some of the photos shot today in the garden below –