Since moving to Sheffield, Kevin and I have often visited Sheffield Botanical Gardens. It's free to visit, but I've joined the Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield in order to support it. Plus, they have some great talks on, that a free to members. :)
We awoke to a sunny and crisp day on Sunday, one just calling to you to get outside. Kevin and I decided that brunch and a walk in the Gardens would be just the thing. After a yummy brunch of pancakes with bacon and dripping with maple syrup at the Curators House cafe in the gardens (yes, they have a vegetarian version, with blueberries), we then took a stroll. What follows is just a few images which I hope capture some of the Autumn-Winter structure, form and colour that could be found throughout the gardens.
View of the glasshouse from the cafe terrace
I loved the form and colour of the miscanthus and the contrast with the structure of the winter trees behind
How wonderfully the yellow contrasts with the sky
More yellow, shining, but not dimming the beauty of the structure of the tree behind
Peeling bark, dripping like treacle, from Prunus Serrula
Handsome cones on a pine
Overview from the edge of the Rose Garden
Magnolia buds reaching for the sky
It was all so beautiful and a gorgeous way to spend a Sunday. We will be returning again in a few weeks time, when I suspect the Garden's national collection of Sarcococca should be in full bloom. I'm not sure how I will photograph the fragrance though!