splashes of springtime colour appear across wales
Over the last few days the sun has been shinning and spring has sprung in Wales. The milder weather means the countryside and gardens of Wales are beginning to bloom with seasonal buds and flowers. All over Wales you can see splashes of colour, yellow daffodils, tree’s bursting with pink blossoms and hedgerows starting to tinge green.
It’s a perfect time to come on a weekend break in Wales. You can relax and take in the sights with walks through the woodlands, gardens and parks of Wales.
Visit the RHS Spring Flower Show
Over the weekend of 16 – 18 April, Bute Park in Cardiff is holding the RHS Spring Flower Show. If you’re a garden enthusiast with “green fingers” you’ll love the floral marquees with award winning nurseries, interactive allotment providing practical tips on growing your own produce, advice from experts, inspirational garden designs and entertainment.
Bodnant Gardens famous laburnum arch
This spring become enchanted by the Camellias, Magnolias, Daffodils, Rhododendrons and other spring bulbs at Bodnant Gardens. In May and early June visit the garden to see the famous laburnum arch, a 55 metre long tunnel with an overwhelming mass of yellow hanging flowers.
The Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
A spectacular dome which enjoys a Mediterranean climate houses plants from six areas of the world. The fragrance of the flowers is especially strong in late spring and you can see colourful giant geraniums, Californian annuals (poppies and lupins), rock roses, echiums and darwinias.
Rhododendron’s at Aberglasney Gardens
This April see the beautiful Rhododendron’s in early bloom. There is the red flowering Rhododendron Meddianum ‘South Lodge’ which is a rarely seen species. And the white flowering ‘Highland White Jade’ Rhododendron originally from India and Papa New Guinea.
Bluebells at Pen-Y-Ffrith Bird Gardens
Walk through the woodlands in late spring and see the dazzling displays of bluebells on the forest floors. On your walk you may be accompanied by one of the friendly Rheas (a large flightless bird)!
The Cherry Walk at Margam Park
This April take the cherry walk in the gardens of Margam Park. It’s a spectacular sight with all the trees in blossom with small pink flowers. Also look out for the arrival of the spring migrant birds, chiffchaffs and willow warblers are the first to arrive.
Find more spring holiday ideas at Visit Wales.This entry was posted on Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 1:44 pm and is filed under Days Out, Wales. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.