East Bergholt Place Garden

I have always enjoyed taking photographs at this beautiful garden, so was looking forward to capturing images of the wonderful array of Hydrangeas on show this Summer …

After sharing some of my latest images with plantswomen Sue and owners Rupert & Sara Eley, I was thrilled to be granted some wall space in the cafe area of the garden centre to display some of my favourites and to offer them for sale to the public …

Snake’s head Fritillaries

Fritillaria meleagris is one of my favourite all-time plants. 

I think it’s because the Snake’s head Fritillary is essentially a rare wildflower of damp meadows and holds that same romantic fascination for me as orchids – although it has become more common in garden centres over the past few years. I have some gorgeous specimens in my back garden, which seem to thrive without the damp conditions.

I always look forward to the arrival of the fritillaries at East Bergholt Place (Place for Plants), as to me it seems the same as viewing them in the wild. They grow in a damp and sloped meadow area – in a random, wild fashion – and are as far away from a border plant as you could get. The individual nodding, chequered flower heads all seem to have their own distinct character and I adore photographing them. Here are my favourites from the first blooms of this Spring …

 

Wood Anemone

This dainty purple anemone was all on its own in one of the wooded areas of East Bergholt Place Garden ( Place for Plants) and just called out to me to have its portrait taken.

I believe it to be Anemone nemorosa ‘Bowle’s Purple’.

Three Camellias and a Magnolia …

These beautiful flowers were captured at East Bergholt Place – Place for Plants …

These camellia blooms were still in pristine condition – so I was able to show their immaculate and complex petal formations. Nature is truly amazing ..!

This magnolia’s colour worked perfectly against the clear blue sky. I love the texture of those beautiful cupped petals …

Narcissus Photoshoot – Part Two

Everywhere I have visited over the past few weeks – camera in hand – has had an amazing display of daffodils. All shapes, sizes and colour combinations.

Here are some more of my favourites …

Firstly, these narcissus were from the Place For Plants at East Bergholt – :

Then there were the beautiful specimens in my friend’s garden in Chelsworth – which gave me my first experience of a ‘pink-trumpeted’ daffodil …

 

These last two were captured on local walks around Boxted Village -:

It’s totally about sunshine …