Waddesdon Manor Gardens, Buckinghamshire, England | Drifts of white autumn crocus : Colchicum autumnale (3 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.
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. The parkland surrounding the gardens is interesting too.
This photo shows drifts of autumn crocus : Colchicum autumnale, underneath deiduous trees in a parkland area just outside the formal gardens. Although called 'autumn crocus' these plants are not related to the common crocus flowers that appear in spring.
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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