Easton Walled Gardens -Open for Snowdrops Today- Sunday 23 February 2020

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/

And here : https://bramblegarden.com/2016/05/20/a-visit-to-easton-walled-gardens/

As you can see, it’s a favourite of mine. Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “Easton Walled Gardens -Open for Snowdrops Today- Sunday 23 February 2020

  1. Easton Walled Gardens: Karen thank you very much for the great photos and it’s no wonder it’s one of your favorite gardens. If I lived in the UK it would be too. I love snowdrops and yellow daffodils. Cornus with its yellow flowers on a meadow of Snowdrops is lovely. The summer house is adorable. The walled garden is exceptional. What a wonder of a rolling hill with all its bushes trimmed the same. I really like buildings and I would have loved to see how they prune the apple tree. How divine once finished! The trees in the forest are so fantastic that they seem to be taken out of a fairy tale and I love hellebores. Karen you know what to plant in the small stone sink and how wonderful it is. What temptation so many divine plants for sale: I could not leave without one or two of remembrance. I really enjoyed the photos: thanks Karen is a very special garden. I know you have gone with your dear Mother. Give him many memories and love from me. Karen a lot of love, a lot of health, a lot of strength, a lot of encouragement for your whole family, Mr B and for you. Affectionate for Grace and Meg. Take care of you all very much and have a great time. I wish you all the best. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita xxx

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