It was a cold, windy day but there were sunny spells when it was warm in the Italian Garden and in other sheltered spots. And the early blossom on the trees shows spring is here!

As we are returning more Japanese features to the Gardens, is there a case for lovingly tending the moss on the Archive building roof? For those who missed it, try catching up on the Monty Don Japanese gardens two-part series to see the infinite care given to perfecting moss gardens.

Volunteers continued working on the Italian Garden lily pond and we were taking advice from a range of experts on best steps to maintain its fabric…decisions are pending.

It’s our new volunteers’ day next week. Why not come and join us?!!