26 February 2012


We had a lovely trip to the Cambridge University Botanic gardens on Saturday. The weather was kind, with the odd burst of sun throughout the day. The gardens were superb, there were snowdrops, daffodils, Helibores & crocus popping up through the lawns & beds. The scented & winter beds were especially nice and there was a lot of variety in the garden as a whole, with a pond, streams, a limestone rock garden,
extensive lawns and large greenhouses with different climates to house exotic plants. My personal favourite was the huge Betula tree. There were no leaves or flowers on it, but the bark was magnificent, in different shades of red & cream, different textures, in some places smooth & shiny, in others dry & peeling. It was a very tactile tree, almost asking you to stroke it.  Hilda.

In the afternoon we went to the garden centre,
 where we had some "retail therapy". We stocked up on baby plants, slow release fertiliser, bird feeders & various sundry items. Most of us visited the restaurant too, to fill our tums. 


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