we are very fortunate to live so close to an RHS garden. from the days long ago when I was a trainee designer I have been visiting Hyde Hall and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing its transition into the fabulous garden it is today.
on sunday we took a stroll around hyde hall in very blustery weather (thanks to storm imogen I assume) to check out what is growing in this very mild february. we were greeted with beautiful galanthus and winter crocus flowers, sarcoccoca confusa in full glory and hamamelis mollis. we also saw many varieties of glorious helleborus and salix expertly sculptured.
the children enjoyed tree and bird spotting, as well as checking up on their favourite banana trees to make sure that they are all still tightly wrapped up for winter.
we visited the vegetable plot to see what is growing to get ideas for our own school gardening club (I'll do a separate post about that after). even in the colder winter months there are plenty of inspirational things to do and see outside.