Thursday, 13 April 2017

Garden visit: Anglesey Abbey in mid-Spring

Winter garden

In the past I've only ever visited Anglesey Abbey in winter. In my opinion, it has the best winter garden I've ever seen; I've blogged about this previously.

On a trip to Cambridge last weekend to visit Kevin's mum, Audrey, we decided to take advantage of the beautiful Spring weather and see what the winter garden looked like mid-Spring. We weren't disappointed.
One of my favourite trees, Prunus serrula

 Prunus serrula

Another favourite tree, Acer sango kaku, the coral bark maple

 Acer sango kaku

 Daffs and forget-me-nots

 Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'

 My other favourite Acer, Acer Griseum

Acer Griseum

Having only seen the Birch Grove in winter, I didn't know what to expect. As I turned the corner, I stopped. Breathtaking.
Under planted with species tulip, Tulipa little beauty

A new Birch Grove being developed, this time under planted with Anemones

Elsewhere at Anglesey Abbey:
 Looking from Lode Mill along the canal and the Poplars

View back to Lode Mill

 Such a lovely pairing, Erythronium pagoda and Fritillaria meleagris

Erythronium pagoda

The Pear tree full of blossom.  Mmmm, pears.

The Jacobean-style house, and a little Kevin, for scale

A footpath in the car park with birches

It turns out that Anglesey Abbey's winter garden is just as beautiful mid-Spring as it is in Winter. As are the rest of the gardens, house and Lode Mill. I dare say we will return again. If you are in the area, it's well worth a visit, or two...


  1. I've always liked the shiny bark of prunus serrula and that of leafless silver birches but those birch groves take it to another level.

  2. Oh the birch grove, absolutely stunning.


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