Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Englefield Garden

The fine sunny weather continues and spring gardens are looking at their best. The garden at Englefield is my favourite garden and as it is only a few miles away I can visit often.

At this time of the year, the woodland garden is full of brightly coloured azaleas

and the softer colours of the acers.

The woodland part of the garden has a very natural feel.

There is also a formal terrace area, full of spring colour.

In the village of Englefield there is a small traditional garden centre. Most of the plants on sale are grown on site, a much nicer shopping experience than large impersonal garden centres. I bought some summer bedding plants but I am not planting them out yet. It has been so warm that it would be easy to forget that we sometimes get frost up until the end of May, I'll keep them safe and warm for another couple of weeks.

1 comment:

Heather L. said...

I would be visiting often too if we lived closeby. THere is something wonderful about walking through beautiful grounds. I need to make another visit to the local art museum gardens....