Spring is in the air…and in the garden

Spring is definitely in the air; mornings and evenings are lighter, birds are singing, snowdrops are giving way to daffodils and even the odd tulip; the first magnolia has burst it’s buds  – the grand old Magnolia campbellii on the Croquet Terrace – and gardeners were even spotted wearing t-shirts during one fine, sunny day this week.

Here’s a look at some of the colourful sights and scents to be enjoyed around the garden right now:

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Rhododendron racemosum, Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pink Spotted Lady’

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Daphne bholua, Narcissus ‘Peeping Tom’, Iris reticulata ‘Alida’

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Rhododendron ‘Portia’, Helleborus x hybridus (white)

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Helleborus x hybridus ‘Ashwood Strain’ and Euphorbia characias

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Magnolia campbellii and Tulipa ‘Show Winner’

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Narcissus cyclamineus and Pulmonaria ‘Lewis Palmer’

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Cyclamen coum and Eranthis hyemanis ‘Guinea Gold’

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Scilla mischtschenkoana and Rhododendron ‘Ostara’

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Pastel splashes of Rhododendron praecox all around the garden

For more details about Bodnant Garden call 01492 650460, check out our website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BodnantGardenNT

 

 

 

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