We last visited the gardens at Wentworth Garden Centre in January last year, you can read about that visit in my Garden Visiting In January post. When we visited last time, there was frost on the ground so I knew that the visit I made this month would be very different.
One of the things to strike me was how green everything is. There's lots of evergreen plants so it wasn't devoid of leaves when we visited before but it doesn't make up for the lack of leaves on the trees. It's looking lush at the moment.
I had actually expected to see more colour at this time of year than there is, though there's the odd pop here and there.
The garden is essentially planted up with shade lovers, ferns and hostas amongst them.
Water runs throughout the garden, ponds, streams and rills with one or two waterfalls too. The trickling water sounds make it so tranquil.
There's areas on many different levels which are cleverly brought together. This is an old bear pit, the chamber within has contained bears, very sad I thought, but it is now a quick way to get from one part of the garden to another. This is the entrance in an elevated area of the garden.
Within the bear pit is a spiral staircase. Decending these stairs and exiting through the lower level door brings you out on another level.
This part of the garden is sunken, again there's water here as there is in most areas.
Statues play a big part in the garden too.
I love seeing troughs planted up, I don't think I've seen one so big before.
An arrangement of troughs.
This area is planted up more formally with topiary and it's more open than other areas.
The gardens aren't huge but there's plenty of interest here.
It was another lovely visit to this garden but I have to say that I did enjoy it more last time, I think the frost which had settled on the ground gave it a magical feel as we wandered round.
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