Rhododendron Time….

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Mid May, and when you get a day as good as today, then it’s the right time to visit Lea Rhododendron Gardens here in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire.

Each year we try to plan a visit to this hillside garden. This year I think we got the weather and timing just right.  Maybe the dry and warmish spring has helped, but I am sure this season is the best show we have seen. As you walk through the gate the strength of colour zooms out at you.  So, it’s off to explore the many narrow tracks beneath the blooms.  Put your walking shoes on and join us on a tour..

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A visit that says that Spring is ebbing away and summer is not that far off.

Enjoy your weekend…. and as always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

14th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

 

Royal Connections……

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Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland

As Scottish Castle go, Glamis must be the iconic image of a Highland Castle. For 0ver 1000 years it has been the ancestral home of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne… and still is a family home.

As for the Royal connecton…..  well, Glamis was one of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mothers most favourite places, it is here that Princess Margaret was born.

It has long been linked to Shakespear as his setting for “The Scottish Play”, Macbeth.

Well worth a visit, a Castle of intrigue, history, with lots of stories to tell…. and a chance to explore a unique family home.   The Cafe isn’t bad either 🙂

Weekend once again, so if you can relax a maybe plan your summer visits..  but

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

14th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

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