Saturday we had a trip out to Valley Gardens in Harrogate.
We parked at RHS Garden Harlow Carr and had a quick look in the shop, its a good place for nature books and they have information cards by FSC , I got one on Ladybirds and Moths. Have posted about Harlow Carr see HERE
You walk through to large Pine woods
At the entrance to Valley Gardens, the land is planted up with many different trees, many I have not seen before, will save identifying them for another day.
The park is a great place for children, we had a go at crazy golf.
There lots of "themed" gardens and areas for specific plants.
|(have to find the name of this plant)|
|Yellow Skunk Cabbage|
Flower beds full of Tulips.
The Giant Gunnera flowers looked stunning, need to go back when the leaves are fully out..they are huge
I just love this plant, I wonder if it will grow in my garden ?
They have put Bug Hotels in some of the gardens.
Walked towards Harrogate through the park, the trees were stunning.
The place is just full of places to explore.
Keeping one eye on the grass verge on the way back to the car paid off,
I spotted a Red and Black Froghopper
Had a lovely day, if you get chance you must visit