Spring is a wonderful time to visit a garden where you'll see new vibrant colour and planting that will inspire you for the year to come. Here are some suggestions regarding the best spring gardens to visit.
Batsford Arboretum, Gloucestershire
With the national collection of Japanese cherries, blossom time at Batsford is spectacular, also notable are the magnolias and acers in this lovely Cotswolds setting.
We think that Camellias are without doubt among the prettiest flowering shrubs and, although not native to this country, they are perfectly at home in a cool climate, enjoying dry winters and warm, wet summers.
Ideally Camellias should be planted in semi-shade, preferably on a sheltered site. Avoid a position that catches the early morning sun i.e. facing east as a quick early thaw is liable to damage flowers and buds.