April photos from Branklyn Garden

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Today I’m sharing some April photos from Branklyn garden that I took back in spring. There still were daffodils and hellebores in flower. Along with many rhododendrons, azaleas, erythroniums, trilliums, daphnes, viburnum, muscari.  And much more that you’ll see as you scroll down through the page.

I took these photos in late evening – just like in my previous 3 posts Behind Closed Gates and Rare and Unusual flowers and Exquisite Woodlanders: Erythronium revoltum.  I was alone in the garden catching the final rays of sunlight ..

 April photos from Branklyn Garden

 April photos from Branklyn garden
One of my favourite views of the garden – last year the same cherry tree was in flower when I visited – this year it had finished already.  Everything is flowering much earlier this year.

 

 

April photos from Branklyn garden and there still were daffodils and hellebores in flower. Along with many rhododendrons, azaleas, erythroniums, trilliums, daphnes, viburnum, muscari. Branklyn garden in April with the rhododendron colours
a canopy of spring colour greets the viewer as they reach the rock garden
while clumps of hazy blue scilla flowers grow under the shrubs in some parts of the garden.
Clumps of hazy blue scilla flowers grow under the shrubs in some parts of the garden
April photos from Branklyn garden - Rhododendron flowers
Rhododendron flowers are terrific and there seemed to be more blooms than leaves on many shrubs.   Oxlips and trilliums grow below.
Cardamine bulbifera
Cardamine bulbifera
In some areas there's a froth of creamy yellow oxlips
In some areas there’s a froth of creamy yellow oxlips. I’d never have seen so many in one place before!
Dicentra cucullaria with its white flowers and yellow tips contrasting with the soft ferny silver foliage
Dicentra cucullaria with its white flowers and yellow tips contrasting with the soft ferny silver foliage
Trillium albidum
Trillium albidum
Oxlips and Dicentra formosa
Oxlips and Dicentra formosa

 

yellow erythroniums
yellow erythroniums

 

The very first meconopsis flower opening at Branklyn - 17th April 2014
The very first meconopsis flower opening at Branklyn – 17th April 2014

 

 

Erythroniums with blue corydalis
Erythroniums with blue corydalis
Viburnum burkwoodii
Viburnum burkwoodii

I didn’t have much time to do photo compositions. The evening light was ebbing away much too quickly. I didn’t want to spend all my time behind the view finder as I wanted to enjoy the beauty and the scent from many of the flowers.  You can see an album of photos here: Spring at Branklyn Garden.

 

 

Rosie Nixon
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Rosie is based in Perth, Perthshire as a garden photographer, writer and nature lover. She enjoys soaking up nature in her own garden and is easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that flutters, flies, buzzes, creeps or crawls! She enjoys sharing the beauty of creation through her photography. Rosie has been featured on TV on BBC2's The Beechgrove Garden and she uses the Scottish outdoors as her natural light studio. Her work can be seen at the only photographic gallery in Scotland - Close Gallery, 4b Howe Street, Edinburgh.

6 Responses

  1. John

    Hi Rosie, I enjoy your photos. Nice use of bokeh. The header for LeavesnBloom is a marvelous 'font'. We had a marvelous visit to Scotland last year. I'll put Branklyn on the list for the next visit….

  2. Arley Steinhour

    Just looking at the viewing presentation, not being there, causes my imagination to fill in some of the gaps, but the first, 'path' setting, comes close to the beauty, an presumed freshness, and odors, of a path in Heaven, but only a hint of the welcoming beauty found there. I reveled my way through the photo's, and felt the soothing call to graduate Home, and never again depart Heaven's perfection presented to all our senses, plus.
    Thanks Rosie, I enjoyed seeing what you saw, in the garden. Soon.

  3. Andrea

    I cannot convey enough of my awe and appreciation looking at these. I guess i already ran out of adjectives for your photos! And they exemplify what I have always been thinking about English gardens.

  4. Janet/Plantaliscious

    I love that Dicentra cucullaria, will have to look out for that, and the oxslips are a magical sight. What a lovely garden it is to spend time in. Hope your mentoring scheme goes well!

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