I have been visiting the gardens at Englefield for almost thirty years. They are open on Mondays throughout the year but I usually make my first visit of the year in March or April to see the magnolias. This year I thought I might have missed them but the cold spring has delayed them and many were still looking stunning in May.
The garden has many azaleas and rhododendrons which are also a little later this year. This purple one stood out agains the bright green ferns along the stream.
Away from the formal terraces there are many mature trees.
This more natural part of the garden is my favourite.
The gunnera patch is sprouting
and the deer are in the parkland.
A peaceful oasis in a changing world.