Harlow Carr.Flowers and Butterflies

24 July 2013
"WARNING" This post will have allot of photos.
Map of Harlow Carr

(Link)

Set of on yet another sunny morning,Harlow is only about 30 minuets from my house,and a lovely drive through the country side.Harlow is a very popular place for families,I would go early to get parked.The entrance fee is a little pricey but well worth it,take your own food and drink is the best advice,you can spend the whole day here.
 boxing willow hares
This time round they have made the most of what would have been just grass lawns,and changed them into Wild Flower beds.


Wild Flowers





With all these flowers came Butterflies and Bees.


Large White
Red Admiral
So many Butterflies,they were 
loving the purple flowers.











There are many "Themed " flower beds and gardens to suit all tastes. I am loving large pots.


Love the Orange wall

Herbs




One of the main colours that stood out was purple and pinks,the insects seemed more attracted to these flowers.















While walking round the wooded side of the park were the new bird hide is I also spotted Orchids growing wild.


Orchid
The main reason for to days visit was to see the Alpine gardens,they looked amazing,but after talking to someone she said I must visit in March/April as they are at there best then.

This set of photos are the Alpines in  concrete planters.










This set of photos shows Alpines used in walls as well as gardens.








The veg gardens also looked at there best.




In all a very nice day,there is so much to see well worth a visit at any time of the year.


Flower beds




Comments

Popular Posts