Among the numerous Rhododendron species and cultivars in flower here currently, are two 'firsts' for Westonbirt.
Blog - Botanical
Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: fantastic foliar flushes!
Amid the endless shades of green seen as fresh foliage emerges, are equally wonderful tones of pink, purple and red, as some of our trees put on a colour show equal to that of autumn.
Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: cheerful cherries
Some of you will know that our Prunus sargentii on Broad Drive is looking rather good just at the moment. Photographs posted to Facebook last week illustrated this nicely I took a few more this morning confirming that this is still the case!...
Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: Azara microphylla
The beauty of spring is definitely unfolding at Westonbirt (even if it has turned a little bit chilly again!) and one of the many highlights is Azara microphylla, which is in flower right now.
Dendrologist Dan’s spring stunners: Magnolia campbellii
Spring things are really getting going here at Westonbirt right now.
Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: eye catching catkins!
Quite a different theme this week. We are all drawn towards different things at different times, and for me, today it was the awesome Alders!...
We are more than the trees; we are flowers, butterflies and bees
Yesterday was my second guided walk. A different topic this time and I couldn’t have thought of a better way to spend 2 hours in the sunshine than looking at wildflowers.
A sure sign spring has arrived: the pink blooms of Westonbirt’s Diva magnolia are here!
Westonbirt’s bright pink symbol of spring – the 24 metre tall Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ has finally flowered - a month later than last year due to the cold start to spring.
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