The arboretum is a traditional Victorian Park with a bandstand, aviary, lake and geometric flower garden. This one is fun to design as one can absolutely revel in strong colours and bold patterns in the geometric beds.
|The Arboretum Flower Garden|
|Tulip 'Atilla', Erysimum 'Apricot Twist' and Heuchera 'Plum Royale'|
|Tulip 'Dordogne' again with Erysimum 'Apricot Twist'|
I was also delighted to find a flowering specimen of Davidia involucrata, the handkerchief tree, which I had never noticed before. Tricky to photograph as all the blooms were too high, which possibly explains my previous lack of observation!
|Wollaton Hall Flower Garden|
|Tulip 'Blushing Lady' with Cheiranthus 'Sunset Purple'|
|Tulip 'Peach Blossom', Myosotis 'Rosylva' and a Euphorbia.|
Just yesterday I also visited an open garden which had some simple associations of tulips - nothing spectacular, but who can fail to like them? Apologies but I don't know the names of these ones. The red and yellow in this next picture is rather splendid!
More about this spectacular garden in the next post!