The summer has arrived and the garden is now showing off its summer colour palette.
Summer is always a wonderful time of year as the sun is often shining and the warm temperatures allow for all our plants to grow. Not to mention it puts smiles on everyones faces 😊
The Japanese Garden has been open to the public 22 years now (Opened 1st May 1997) and the trees and shrubs are now very well established and mature which gives the garden a feeling of timeless nature. Plants are growing like mad with sunshine and rain coming in abundance which the garden enjoys in equal measure.
Today I came across azaleas that have only just started flowering as we have such a mixture of varieties and they flower at different times of year – so although Spring is usually the time to see flowers – you can still catch a few beautiful blossoms that enjoy a summer bloom.
Summertime is a time of growing, spreading, opening up and relaxing and the garden is no exception to this. The gardeners are busy pruning trees and pulling weeds at this time of year and we are constantly keeping pathways clear of the ever expanding foliage.
The energy in the garden is vibrant and there is a gentle feeling of excitement. The wildlife can be seen enjoying the warm temperatures and this adds to the atmosphere of peace and harmony with nature that can be so difficult to obtain in our busy lives. Butterflies, Bees, birds and dragonflies all seem to enjoy the garden especially on the sunny days here and although I wasn’t quick enough to capture any today on my camera, it was lovely to see so much life enjoying the garden.
Please see the latest photos shot today – pictured below –