nineteenth April 2014Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson


The pink blossom of Cercis siliquastrum against a blue sky



The Chelsea Physic Backyard is trying superb proper now and visiting on a day of cloudless sunshine confirmed – but once more – what a tremendous place that is. And it’s getting higher and higher – prior to now it was little used and was a somewhat worthy place the place botanists may see attention-grabbing crops, however the format and planting (like many botanical gardens) was somewhat drained and uninspiring. The brand new laborious landscaping of each the Edible Crops and Medicinal Crops space mix good design with normal and botanical curiosity and present that a spot of examine generally is a place of magnificence too . This week it was busy, however not crowded, with individuals wandering round, sitting on the grass, becoming a member of one of many guided walks or consuming scrumptious meals within the Tangerine Dream Café. Amongst the star performers within the backyard was the Davidia involucrata, generally often called the Pocket Handkerchief tree, in full handkerchief (this received’t final lengthy, so get there shortly if you wish to see it at its good finest), the Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree) in pink perfection towards the blue sky and an Azara that was cascading with yellow pompom flowers.

Fresh green leaves of Davidia involucrata and flowers too




Azara  with cascading  yellow pompom flowers




And that is how the Physic Garden looks in July.

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