This past weekend, Shane and I decided to take a little trip over to Cambridge to visit the beautiful winter gardens at Anglesey Abbey. The house isn’t open this time of the year, but there’s still plenty to see in the gardens and working flour mill. We were pretty shocked by just how busy it was there for a winters day, but it was a great little afternoon out, taking in all the pretty flowers starting to bloom.
There were hundreds of snowdrops carpeting the ground beneath the trees (they’ve currently got a snowdrop festival on with over 250 varieties in the gardens blooming till around March 1st), along with the hellebores and crocus’ starting to bloom and the silver birch trees were glowing so bright in the winter sunshine. We even spotted a couple super early daffodills, hidden in a border. I literally squeeled with excitement when I saw the pretty blossom on the trees too! To me, blossom is like the first signs of spring, so I loved seeing the trees starting to bloom. Yay for warmer weather!
MissLillyFebruary 12, 2015 at 10:25 pm
such a beautiful place!
Laura StrongFebruary 13, 2015 at 3:33 am
There’s a beautiful place near where I live that looks just like it and my boyfriend and I go there all the time because it’s just so beautiful! <3 Awesome pictures!
AprilFebruary 13, 2015 at 11:28 pm
Thank you! I love going to little local places, even just to get out the house for a little bit. You’re so lucky to have somewhere similar to this to wander around – I bet it’s amazing!
natFebruary 13, 2015 at 7:14 am
it looks so beautiful
MiliFebruary 13, 2015 at 8:29 am
It looks like a beautiful place! I love the shot you got with the light filtering through the trees 🙂
AprilFebruary 13, 2015 at 11:19 pm
Thank you! It really was such a lovely place – especially with the winter garden to explore too!
JaneFebruary 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm
This place looks so pretty! I love the photos, you got that winter sun perfectly.
AprilFebruary 13, 2015 at 11:20 pm
Thank you! I’m so glad we decided to visit a little later in the day to get the sun just a little lower (totally by coincidence haha).
Katie BFebruary 13, 2015 at 5:24 pm
Looks like a lovely way to spend the afternoon, beautiful pictures! I actually enjoy wandering around such gardens in the winter, you get to see the bare bones and the more graphic features. It is looking very springtime indeed, that’s a great sign!
AprilFebruary 13, 2015 at 11:26 pm
I’ve never actually thought of it that way haha. Usually, I don’t like walking around places where there are ‘naked trees’ as I call them, but I love how you can turn it around to see the other side of it! It really was such a beautiful day of exploring!
SiobhanFebruary 16, 2015 at 9:27 am
GORGEOUS photos – I rarely see snowdrops anywhere these days and they always make me happy when I do 🙂
AprilFebruary 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm
Thank you! Yeah, I never really thought about it, but you don’t really see them just around town haha! They’re so pretty though! 🙂
ArianaFebruary 16, 2015 at 11:27 pm
Omg that place looks so lovely! Your pictures are beautiful!
AprilFebruary 17, 2015 at 7:22 pm
It was so beautiful to explore – I can’t wait to go back again and see all the gardens in bloom in the summer!
danielleFebruary 17, 2015 at 7:33 pm
wow it looks so beautiful there!
Oh Hey! Blog // MeganFebruary 17, 2015 at 11:13 pm
The first peek of spring is always so beautiful… little pops of colour everywhere! Hopefully that sun sticks around for you 😉