Between the showers today, the butterflies, bumblebees and a hummingbird hawk moth enjoyed feasting from the lavender. And volunteers and visitors enjoyed seeing them there! Why not come to our Open Day on Sunday and do your Big Butterfly Count at the Gardens? The details of the Count are HERE – it starts tomorrow and runs till 6 August. The Gardens are looking fresh and green again after the rain and today a duck and her ducklings were paddling around the waterlily pond. On Sunday families will be able to enjoy fascinating history, children’s craft and trail and 1940s music.
Volunteers continued working to tidy the Gardens today: shaping the cylindrical box bushes in the Italian Garden and deadheading roses; and planting out more flowers and vegetables to secure succession in the walled kitchen garden.