Spring colours at Cliveden – 6th May 2013

On what was one of the sunniest and warmest Bank Holiday Mondays in recent times, we decided to take mum up to Cliveden to see the spring flowers.

We left in good time and arrived soon after the opening time to join the crowds already flooding in, all determined to enjoy the sunshine.

We made our way out of the car park and walked past the fountain, on our way to see the tulips in the Long Garden.

The fountain bathed in sunshine

The fountain bathed in sunshine

Spraying water

Spraying water

The fountain with house behind

The fountain with house behind

In the Long Garden, we were greeted by the sight of 20,000 Golden Apeldoorn tulips all looking spectacular.

Tulips in the Long Garden

Tulips in the Long Garden

A sea of yellow

A sea of yellow

Walking through the tulips

Walking through the tulips

Family snapshot

Family snapshot

Looking down the Long Garden

Looking down the Long Garden

More tulips

More tulips

Delicate forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots

A splash of blue

Delicate flowers

We walked around from the Long Garden to the back lawn, pausing for the occasional photo on the way.

Chestnut leaves in the sunshine

Chestnut leaves in the sunshine

Rebekah and Holly

Rebekah and Holly

Mum

Mum

Holly

Holly

Bluebells

Bluebells

The back lawn was looking as immaculate as usual, with the formal planting as impressive as ever.

Flowers on the back lawn

Flowers on the back lawn

Formal planting

Formal planting

Red tulips

Red tulips

Red and yellow

Red and yellow

Topiary

Topiary

With the crowds ever increasing, we decided to head back to the car park and escape for the  afternoon.

In the afternoon, we enjoyed had Sarah’s parents around to enjoy our first BBQ of the year.

It later transpired that the number of people visiting Cliveden on the Bank Holiday Monday had broken their records.  A great day all round.

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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