Garden Visits 2017

LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,425

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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"The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,425

    ...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).

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 2,785

    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 Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,425

    You're welcome, Wonky!  image

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,881

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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
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,425

    It's well worth a visit, Hazel.  image

    Lovely primulas, BL!

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

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

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,425

    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!

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,881

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

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,532

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

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