During my recent visit to Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland I was impressed once again by the natural beauty of plants.
Between the rain showers the soft winter sunlight transformed the mood of the gardens and planting schemes allowing every detail of the plant structures and shapes to be visible.
These pictures are snap shots of just a few horticultural delights that I spotted on my walks around these delightful gardens.
Winter cabbage on the allotment.
The twisted bare stems of Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’
Hydrangea flower heads are left on the plants until late spring to show their beauty through the winter.
The fascinating flowers of Hamamelis ‘Jelena’ looked great against the dark backdrop hedge.
After careful pruning and tying-in over a metal framed arch the stems of Rosa ‘Crimson Shower’ create patterns against the clear blue sky.
More details and visitor information about Barnsdale Gardens can be found on their website: www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk