Spring at Mount Usher: April 2015

I have posted about Mount Usher several times before, partly because it is nearby and I like the place so much, but here is another set of photos of the garden. I managed to get to the garden on Saturday morning before the rain and wind set in and, once again, it was delightful. This naturalistic, Robinsonian garden shows how a light touch in a landscape can be beautiful.

There were several large bushes of Osmanthus delavayi and the profusion of sweetly scented white flowers scented the air

There were several large bushes of Osmanthus delavayi and the profusion of sweetly scented white flowers scented the air

The flowers are individually very small but there are lots of them

The flowers are individually very small but there are lots of them

The dog graves

The dog graves

The River Vartry runs through the river, making beautiful views

The River Vartry runs through the river, making beautiful views

... from many angles

… from many angles

...showing off the yellow spathes of Lysichiton americanum perfectly (more on this plant soon)

…showing off the yellow spathes of Lysichiton americanum perfectly (more on this plant soon)

... and the emerging leaves of gunnera.

… and the emerging leaves of gunnera.

mount usher april 11

mount usher april 119

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The small garden centre is closed at the moment but there are plants for sale at the garden entrance, including these beautifully planted pots and troughs

The small garden centre is closed at the moment but there are plants for sale at the garden entrance, including these beautifully planted pots and troughs

 

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4 Comments on “Spring at Mount Usher: April 2015”

  1. Jardin
    April 13, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    One of my favourite gardens!
    Lovely photos.

    • thebikinggardener
      April 13, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

      Thank you. Yes it is a lovely place. Glad to have discovered you blog too 🙂

      • Jardin
        April 13, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

        Thank you! You too!

  2. sueturner31
    April 16, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    Beautiful…

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