Waddesdon Manor Gardens, Buckinghamshire, England | Summer Snowflakes - Leucojum aestivum (17 of 30)
Waddesdon Manor Gardens, Buckinghamshire, UK:
This immaculate Victorian garden, surrounding a Renaissance style chateau, is considered to be one of the finest in England. The gardens are home to outstanding seasonal displays of bedding plants - which were much loved by the Victorians. The parkland surrounding the house is interesting too.
Waddesdon has been described as ‘The Jewel in the Crown of the National Trust’. The formal gardens contain the highest quality bedding plant displays I have ever seen, anywhere! There is a splendid parterre, grand fountains, statuary surrounded by flowers and an ornate Victorian aviary (beautifully restored a few years ago) in the grounds.
This photo shows a drift of Leucojum aestivum (Summer snowflakes) in flower. Although they are called Summer snowflakes they actually flower in April and May! Many mistake them for snowdrops.
Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH, UK
UK OSGB Map Reference: OS165:SP740169
Links: A brief description of the house and gardens, together with opening details, are given on the National Trust, Waddesdon Manor website.
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