Snow at Easton

With the gardens covered in a blanket of white, it seems a good time to show some pictures of the gardens in snow over the years. Hope you enjoy them.

The bridge in the snow.
Dogs outside the hall in the 1930’s
If you can get up enough speed sledging on these slopes, you can take off! (easier to do if you are under 10.)
The outline of the turf maze shows the wheatsheaf, a family crest.
The Tool Tower. This was leaking badly when we first started repair work, but now melting snow is not a danger to this grand bothy.

The snowdrop contains anti-freeze in its cells to protect the plant from extreme temperatures.

Lincolnshire Longwool sheep are perfectly adapted to cold conditions in the park.

Thank you to everyone who visited this year.The team at Easton wish you a very happy Christmas.

November in The Gardens

 

Autumn colour on the Lime trees in the village was especially good this year

 

Prunus subhirtella. Its fiery leaves fall and are replaced by delicate blossom whenever the weather is mild, from November to March.

 

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Details from the cottage garden. Ornamental winter cabbage and a cherry grown on a very dwarf stock

 

 

The terraces ready for winter. On the slopes we are creating wildflower meadows. The colour in the wider park adds to the charm of this view in autumn


Berries and Leaf shapes get closer scrutiny at this time of year. The ghostly Gunnera has been hit by the first frosts and berries are bringing in migrating birds throughout the gardens.