In the past I've only ever visited Anglesey Abbey in winter. In my opinion, it has the best winter garden I've ever seen; I've blogged about this previously.
On a trip to Cambridge last weekend to visit Kevin's mum, Audrey, we decided to take advantage of the beautiful Spring weather and see what the winter garden looked like mid-Spring. We weren't disappointed.
Acer sango kaku
Daffs and forget-me-nots
Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'
Having only seen the Birch Grove in winter, I didn't know what to expect. As I turned the corner, I stopped. Breathtaking.
Under planted with species tulip, Tulipa little beauty
A new Birch Grove being developed, this time under planted with Anemones
Elsewhere at Anglesey Abbey:
Looking from Lode Mill along the canal and the Poplars
Such a lovely pairing, Erythronium pagoda and Fritillaria meleagris
The Pear tree full of blossom. Mmmm, pears.
A footpath in the car park with birches
It turns out that Anglesey Abbey's winter garden is just as beautiful mid-Spring as it is in Winter. As are the rest of the gardens, house and Lode Mill. I dare say we will return again. If you are in the area, it's well worth a visit, or two...