If you’ve never visited Easton Walled Gardens, you’ve got until 4pm tomorrow to view their stunning snowdrops. The gardens are open today and tomorrow 24/25th February, from 11am. And you are in for a treat. The winter displays have never looked better and feature snowdrops, iris, crocus, hellebores and masses of scented flowering shrubs.
I wrote about the history of Easton in a blog post last winter Here.
Here’s a gallery of photos I took earlier in the week.
If you are lucky, you will see kingfishers flying along the river. Such a special moment when you catch sight of that bright flash of blue feathers.
A favourite view of the stone bridge crossing from the meadow to the walled garden.
Always a poignant moment to stop and look at the ruins, all that remains of the mansion house that once stood on this site. New this year, there’s some marker stones set in the grass to show where the front door would have been.
We love the kokedama displays. Such an unusual and pretty way to display snowdrops.
I might try this idea, hanging basket kokedamas look spectacular in the gatehouse stone archway.
There are displays of little potted bulbs all around the gardens. This one is Iris Blue Note. The huge snowdrops are Comet.
Discovering secrets. How to dry and store seed, so that the mice can’t get at them. Easy when you know how.
There’s always something new to find at Easton. This year it’s a botanical art exhibition in the courtyard which runs until 11th March -on Easton’s usual opening days.
I loved this aconite. My camera phone doesn’t really do it justice.
The artists taking part are Norma Gregory, Dawn Wright and Sue Vize.
Easton is just off the A1 near Grantham in Lincolnshire.