Today we headed to Windsor Great Park’s Valley Gardens to see if we could spot the first signs of Spring and catch a glimpse of the annual daffodil display.

We were there a bit too early.  Give it another 2-3 weeks and the daffodil display is going to be another stunning one.  Already you can get an idea of the scale of the display as we spotted lots of new growth.

Whilst daffodils were few and far between the Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) were in full bloom and hints of their delicate scent accompanied our walk round the gardens.

Hamamelis in Valley Gardens Windsor

The cornus were also putting on quite a show with their brightly coloured stems adding some welcome splashes of colour.

Cornus in Valley Gardens Windsor

Other Spring shrubs just waiting to burst out their showy displays included camellias, azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons.  We’ll be back in another couple of weeks to catch them in full bloom.

Whilst colour was in fairly short supply as flowering shrubs and bulbs are yet to really come into their own, the trees of the Great Park still offered plenty to look at.

Woodland in Valley Gardens Windsor

Beautiful old oak in Valley Gardens Windsor




The hunt for daffodils in Valley Gardens