Hyde Hall in spring

Fresh foliage is unfurling, bulbs are peeking out and blossom laces the fruit trees - spring has arrived at Hyde Hall


Daffodils 'Thalia' and 'Quail' line the path past the gazebo near the Lower Pond. Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' is bursting into leaf and, in the background, you can see the pastel pink blossom of Prunus 'Pandora'.


The graceful, fluffy blooms of Acacia baileyana bring a touch of sunshine to the Dry Garden.



Spring visitors take a break surrounded by swathes of golden daffodils.


Malus 'Evereste' and Magnolia 'Judy' provide spectacular spring displays along the pathway in the Shrub Rose Border. 


Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii' is a picture of elegance with its tiered branches and large heads of lacy white flowers in late spring. 
A vibrant purple flowerhead of Allium 'Globemaster'. You'll find drifts of alliums in the Queen Mother's Garden and dotted around the Hilltop and Dry Gardens.
 

Tulips are a much-loved sign that spring is well under way. The Farmhouse Garden features a traditional design with formal clipped box hedging and trimmed Pittosporum balls. Tulips and spring bedding begins the season; later, the irises emerge.



Euphorbias and hellebores bring freshness to the Dry Garden with their new growth in shades of pale- and acid-green. 


These vibrant pink rhododendron trusses make a welcome sight after the long winter days. 


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