I’m sharing pictures from our trip to Bodnant Gardens in the Conwy Valley, Wales about this time last year. Closed at the moment, it’s a natural addition to my Pictures for Dreaming series.
The earliest roses start to bloom in May. A few weeks further on in the season, this becomes one of the loveliest rose gardens in Britain.
Regular readers will know of my love of stone… and embellishment.
The Laburnum arch is a must-see during the short time it’s in flower. Although the garden never feels crowded, it takes a good deal of patience to get a view of the walk without people.
Wisteria, strangely, is less of a draw.
Bodnant house is not open to visitors, but it casts a presence over the garden.
But it’s the collection of plants that draws me back and their placement. Wildflowers that might almost seem weeds in their native areas are given the respect their beauty should command.
That’s it for today’s virtual stroll. As I’m feeling a bit moony putting these together, I’ll end with my sweetheart: