Monday, 18 April 2016

Easter Flowers at Kingston Lacy

Spring is here. Light evenings and ( sometimes) better weather means more time spent outside, so I am falling behind with my blog yet again.

Here are some photographs from Easter weekend, which began with warm sunshine when we walked through the grounds of Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne. It was a beautiful day. 

The Slate Grey Dog is growing well and enjoys her outings with the family. She is pulling less and walked nicely around the woods and park. She met friendly dogs and children, which she loved.

An Easter Egg Hunt was in progress, so the woods resounded with the voices of children.......

....and the calls of birds.

Most of the woodland daffodils are the small, wild varieties but drifts of larger flowers grew nearer to the paths.

Trees beside the "snowdrop walk" have been coppiced.

Early spring is the time for yellow flowers. Drifts of celandine shone in bright sunshine.

Across the lane, in the old kitchen gardens, glasshouses are being renovated and used again. Allotment holders were busy preparing their plots for a new season`s growth.

Walking back towards the house, we passed the Japanese Garden, waiting among wintery trees for the blossoms of spring.

Flowers bloomed in bright colours in the  camelia walk.

Rooftops of the fine old house showed above the treetops.

Clumps of pale primroses were quieter, lovelier flowers in unexpected places.

At the end of the woodland path, the way opened out onto acres of grassland and bare trees. 


The Weaver of Grass said...

Such pretty flowers - yet out of the all I think the one I loved the best was the simple primrose - on of my all time favourite flowers.

Wendy said...

I didn't know about Kingston Lacy. It does look a lovely place to visit in the spring.

Down by the sea said...

Kingston Lacy looks wonderful with so many spring flowers. We haven't been there for years. How much restrictions do you have with the dog? Sarah x

Jayne Hill said...

{{drools all over keyboard}}
Just thinking of what I could do with that scale of glasshouse and coldframes.
Sorry I have been AWOL for a while, not enough hours in the day and internet browsing, particularly blogs, is one of the things that has suffered.

Ragged Robin said...

A lovely post - so wonderful to see all the Spring colour and flowers :) Looks a great place to visit.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful spring flowers, specially the celandines