April in the Garden

The garden looks beautiful. The yew hedge is sharp and eye-catching as you drive in and is a great backdrop to the emerging colours of the garden. In the walled garden, the almond tree blossom is still magnificent by the gate while the espaliered pear trees are about to bloom. The nodding heads of Helleborus orientalis are still an understated beauty especially in the rose garden (where the roses are now all pruned). Elsewhere there are ‘snakes-head’ (Fritillaria meleagris) flowers to enjoy in the wild garden, with its checkerboard purple patterned petals rising above the swathes of acid and lemon-yellow narcissus. A slow walk through the paths will brighten your day and will definitely be the highlight of your visit.