The current seasonal joy is bluebells – we have them in the Glade and these white bluebells in the bed near the entry! The Gardens are greening up every day now, with the leaves on the acers the definite winners for colour and the walnuts the most splendid catkins! The daffodils have given way to the cowslips, in the Glade, and the Italian Garden has tulips and the first roses, set against the greens of the euphorbia and solomon seal. In the kitchen garden the blossom on the bramley apple tree is the best for a number of years.
So it was lovely to welcome Havering U3A as well as local and international visitors to the Gardens; and lots of gardening jobs got done too.