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Garden Visits 2017

I'll kick off this thread with today's trip to Harlow Carr, near Harrogate in North Yorks.

It's run by the RHS, in a cold area noted for wind.  The area undulates, with a stream, lake, and woodland, as well as a lot of different garden areas.  The soil is acid and there are lovely rhododendrons at this time of year.  Geoffrey Smith designed the stream garden many years ago, and it's beautiful - lots of candelabra primulas will be out in a few weeks.  There's also a large, sloping double herbaceous border, an alpine house, vegetable garden, students' beds and various trial grounds, and a teaching centre.

Here are a few photos - not that many cos it was too cold to take off my gloves!

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Tulips - the last photo taken in a garden designed by Dermot Gavin.  Not a colour combination I'd use, I think...

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Tree paeonies - sorry, not named.

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Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,204

    ...and some more:

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    Enkianthus campanulatus

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    A lot of the camellias had been frosted, but not all...

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    Camassia meadow

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    Trillium simile

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    Beautiful little things in the Alpine House

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    Woven willow seat

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    Prunus serrula trunk (with Betula jacquemontii in the background).

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,468

    Captivating pictures Liri! image that tree bark is amazing! Sounds like a lovely, if not chilly day! Thanks for taking your gloves off to share pictures with us! image

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,204

    You're welcome, Wonky!  image

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,571

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    Lovely photos Liri. I was wondering if there was a garden visit thread yesterday.

    We went to Fairhaven Water Gardens yesterday, really more like a walk in pretty woodlands with a Norfolk Broad next door and a bluebell wood over the road. I posted a couple of pics on Forkers.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,204

    It's well worth a visit, Hazel.  image

    Lovely primulas, BL!

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    RHS Wisley & Saville Gardens, Windsor. Pics end of March

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,204

    Lovely, Mark.  image

    I was last at Wisley 37 years ago...  it's a fair trek from here, but I must try to get there one day.  Meanwhile, it's great to share your photos - thanks!

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,571

    Gorgeous, Mark. For a second I thought the camellias were roses! Last time I went there it was summer.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    What gorgeous pics everyone.  I now want to go to all these gardens! 

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