En route there was a buzzard sitting on a heap of earth where new houses were being built; and when at Wakehurst, a Red Kite entertained us flying high above!
We arrived at Wakehurst Gardens as it opened.. and very few people about initially... great stuff.. We had tickets to go down into the Loder Valley and the bird hides.. but it was going to take some time to get there and back so we elected to stay in the gardens.
So off through the gardens.
Trev taking pics.. the colours of the Rhododendrons and Azaleas were stunning
Debbie enjoying her surroundings and the peace and calm ....
Ponders found some friends
Bluebells in the woods.. just wondrful..
Some interesting wood carvings...
Where some, fitted better than others...
and then went for a further wander around the gardens..
Ponders decided to have a rest with a cousin....
Amazing ancient Yew Tree that had been pollarded to try to save it.. 1630 it was planted which preceded the completion of the house being built by 30 years!!
The Himalayan Glade