There is plenty to be seen in the Spring, both at ground level and amongst the branches.
The Robinsonian style is very apparant this time of year as thousands of bulbs in the lawn are in full bloom throughout the gardens. Purple and white crocuses line the paths off the Palm Walk.
Spring is also the time for the Magnolias to begin to show what they can do.
As spring slides perceptibly into summer, the picture of the gardens changes. Buds have become leaves and the Rhododendrons and Azaleas are ablaze with colour.
As the long hot days unwind, many plants put on a show. Around the dog days in August, the Eucryphias begin to flower.
An array of wildlife can be seen throughout the summer. Take a minute to minute to enjoy the summer’s sun on the Japanese Bridge.
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Mount Usher is bursting with colour in the autumn.
The Maple Walk is a perfect example of this as the Japanese Maples and the Golden Larch are ablaze with colour.
At ground level as well, various mushrooms start making their appearance, the Toad Stool being one of the most attractive. Popularly known as ‘Sweet Gum’, Liquidambar styraciflua, shows a gaunt of colours in the year. The dark green leaves erupt into oranges, reds and purples with the onset of autumn.