Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Daffodil Day – 28 March 2010

So far this spring, we have not seen many daffodils, as the cold winter has made the spring flowers very late to bloom. As there was an MG meeting in Abingdon this morning, it was a great chance to see how spring was progressing in Oxfordshire.
Abingdon is an attractive village, with several churches, a market hall, and of course its main feature is that it is built on the banks of the Thames.
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace gardensAfter the meeting, we drove to Blenheim Palace, which is nearby. The daffodils at Blenheim are coming out, and although they are looking wonderful, another week will have them looking absolutely stunning. Everything at Blenheim is almost larger than life, so we weren't disappointed at the large areas of daffodils. Even the private Italian gardens have an edging of daffodils around the formal box hedges.

Blenheim Palace gardensBlenheim Palace - cascade in grounds

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