We had a trip to York yesterday so while we were there we popped in to the Museum Gardens. We last visited in November last year, you can read about that trip in my Garden Visiting In November post.
The weather was lovely yesterday and many people were taking advantage of it, the gardens were packed. It's such a great idea to have green spaces in the middle of cities for people to make use of.
I think some people were there to visit the birds of prey exhibition, I can never resist a look at these beautiful birds myself.
A lot of the colour in the garden was provided by tulips, however, some of them are just starting to go over now. They're much later than the ones in my own garden which finished blooming quite a while ago.
Some tulips were still going strong though. I love this variety.
Autumn was in full swing when we last visited the garden so it was nice to see such a contrast yesterday with borders filled with colour.
I'd love to know what the red plant is which is providing the backdrop to these tulips, it's so pretty.
There's a lot of naturalistic planting around the gardens, I thought the poppy and aquilegia pairing was really beautiful.
There must be a secret to keeping hostas slug free, such fabulous specimens.
We were being serenaded by the sound of bagpipes while we were looking around the gardens. It turned out that there was a wedding taking place in the Hospitium, I couldn't resist snapping a photo of the piper.
I don't know very much about trees at all but there's some real beauties in the gardens, all shapes and sizes. I liked this spiky form.
Tulips and alliums look good together, I might try a similar display next year.
This is such a well kept garden and it's obviously well used. How lovely for people who work in York city centre to have such a beautiful place to spend their lunch hours, especially when the weather's so nice as it was yesterday.
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