I've noticed that our crocus flowers were late this year, unlike a lot of the Spring flowers. They were waiting it seems for a bit of frost to persuade them that this was not still Autumn! Now they are pristine when the display here would normally be over.
Chinodoxas shine through the low spreading acer.
Such a powerful blue.
The walled gardens have their own charm whatever the season. At this time of year the deciduous trees are covered in potential.
And of course the stems of willow, cornus, and the trunks of birch look spectacular.
Our primary reason for visiting on this occasion was to see the alpine houses. Because there were so few folks we were able to move slowly through, having a close look at everything on both sides.