|Furzey Gardens, New Forest|
I arrived quite early and had the gardens to myself for a while, apart from a ginger cat called Lily who accompanied me for the first twenty minutes. This time I had expected a great display but was again overwhelmed by the boldness of colour combinations, especially in the azeleas that are now coming into their own, the fresh foliage of the acers and the scented summer azeleas. If I had to draw up a High Fidelity style top five favourite gardens, Furzey Gardens would currently hold number one.
|Summer azaleas have a very distinctive fragrance|
|Lily the cat|
|Camellia, almost open|
|Some great structures.|
|This acer and the azalea in the background just work so well together.|
|Not quite sure what this climber is ... but the buds remind me of teeth on a necklace|