A couple of days after losing my beloved Merlin, Easter Monday offered a warm and peaceful balm to my aching soul, though I wasn’t ready to share it until now.
Leanordslea Gardens is a place we used to visit regularly, but which shut to the public when purchased by a new owner. Now, the place has been sold again, had a large sum of money invested in it, and opened once more for viewing at Easter. Famed for its rhododendrons and azaleas, it was a touch early in the season to be in full bloom throughout, but covered the end of the Camelia season, and the earlier flowering varieties.
The lakes have been freshly cleared around the edges, and will take time for the banks to grow cover again, but the ducks were quite happy with the state of affairs.
I can spot 7 ducklings in this pic, though I had to enlarge it to do so!
Isn’t that cute?
The bluebells were in full flower
Then it was back to rhododendrons
Now the odd quirk of Leanordslea, is that it has always been home to a collection of wallabies (yes, this is still in England!)
You can spot an albino over towards the right under the tree, and a regular mother with an albino joey in the centre.
And finally, back to more flowers, and the awesome rock garden, which really hasn’t changed since last time I visited, over a decade ago
And finally, back to the exit
I hope you enjoyed that little tour. I know I did.