My visit to The University of Bristol Botanic gardens on Monday gave me quite a few photo opportunities. Today I am going to show you some of the flowers that were in bloom. The way we approached the garden after visiting the glasshouses was through this enticing arch.
The beautiful pink magnolia is one of the first flowers you encounter.
Pink indeed seemed to be the prevalent colour or maybe just the ones I chose to capture including a peony.
These delicate tulips.
Being botanic gardens all the plants are very carefully labelled with their Latin names. These however I didn't note the name of.
It was only when I was showing the pictures to my mum that I realised I had a picture of pasqueflowers.
These are something I had never heard of until I read Lady Ella's account of visiting a location covered in wild pasqueflowers. A fascinating and picturesque account which you can read about here. Both my mum and I learnt something reading this and I will be searching out one of these locations myself before too long.