Last chance today to see the snowdrops at Easton Walled Gardens. Opens 11am -4pm. I visited last week for a preview and if you listen in to BBC Radio Leicester you might have heard me talking about the history of the gardens.
Here’s a slide show of my photos from the event.
There’s a link to the website for more information: https://www.visiteaston.co.uk/gardens/snowdrops
Daffodils are just starting to flower at the same time as snowdrops. It’s been very mild and wet they year.
Yellow cornus mas (cornelian cherry) and white snowdrops. A perfect combination.
The summerhouse and spring flowers. You can hire the venue for an afternoon. Lovely spot for tea and cakes.
A favourite view of the walled garden. Sweet peas will be grown along the sunny walls this summer.
Looking across the terraces for a view of the steps and topiary yew.
Apple tree pruning in progress. I love the shaped apple trees and heritage varieties at Easton. I watched carefully how the pruning is managed. Might have a go at home. Lots of inspiration in this garden.
The finished topiary apple tree. Trained around a circle. Looks architectural and productive. Very pretty with apple blossom and bright red fruit to follow.
Spring bulbs in the woodland near to the gatehouse. The hellebores are looking fabulous at the moment.
I particularly liked this pretty hellebore with a ruffled centre.
Stone troughs look beautiful planted with spring bulbs. I might copy this idea. I have a small stone sink covered in moss with nothing growing in it at the moment. Was just waiting to decide what to do with it.
I can never go home without buying a pot or two of bulbs. The cyclamen coum are looking very cheerful. I fell in love with the dwarf iris. There’s a pale blue one called Painted Lady. I couldn’t resist.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this slide show of photos. Even if you can’t get there today, bookmark the gardens for a visit in spring, and make a note of the dates for the sweet pea festival, which is always a lovely day out.
I wrote about Easton Walled Gardens here : https://bramblegarden.com/2017/02/13/happy-valentines-day-with-a-tour-of-easton-walled-gardens/
As you can see, it’s a favourite of mine. Enjoy!