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Soothing sound of water

Water trickles through the bog garden. Moisture-loving native species, including rushes, flag iris and lady’s smock grow close to the stream. A specimen of Gunnera manicata, a giant rhubarb from Brazil, also thrives here.

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Banks of snowdrops

Sloping banks run down towards the bog garden stream with grassy paths cut along the water’s edge. In February the banks are covered in snowdrops which shine out from beneath the gentle shade cast by nearby trees.

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Cherry Blossom

Yoshino cherries, Prunus x yedoensis, are planted on the roadside edge of the bog garden. The trees are in full bloom in April. Flowers are pale pink, delicate, and borne in such profusion that all who walk beneath them are enchanted by their beauty.