Gardens open for the 2017 season

Hellebores and houseIt’s the first day of spring and the gardens are open to the public again.  Lovely to see people enjoying a stroll even though the brollies were out this afternoon. There’s already plenty to see with snowdrops, primroses, hellebores and crocus flowering.

Tulip 'Yari' Iris 'Clairette'A few early flowering Tulipa praestans ‘Yari’ are attracting the bees and Reticulata Irises make bright splashes of colour.

 

 

 

Joel Tarr plant supportsWork is continuing in the herbaceous borders and these fabulous new plant supports from our resident blacksmith Joel Tarr make a bold feature in the beds even before the clematis starts to grow.