Anyhow, yesterday was glorious. I knew that the magnolias were in bloom because the BBC breakfast tv programme had been there one day in the week with their weather forecaster) so I made for that part of the gardens first. I got a bit carried away with the photos - in all I took 2 films (36 shots each...) so will have to prune (sorry about that!) out the shots so you don't get bored. You should be able to click to enlarge them.
I walked round the conservation area alongside the river but the bluebells are a way off flowering yet - leaves only - so will be back to see them in a couple of weeks or so, I expect.
Doesn't the sky look blue taken up through the tree! It wasn't quite that blue to the naked eye.
They regularly change the display in these beds outside the Palm House and these spring bulbs looked - and smelled - glorious!
In front of the Palm House are a couple of round beds full of tulips - again I crouched down low to get the sun shining through the petals.
This Japanese Cherry makes a great spectacle, although I am sure last year the blooms were pinker - but maybe it's just my memory!
I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed taking them yesterday.