Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Entrance to garden

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Platyphylla'

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Platyphylla'

Acer davidii

Acer davidii

Epimedium x rubrum

Epimedium x rubrum

Epimedium x rubrum

Epimedium x rubrum

Acer davidii leaf buds

Acer davidii leaf buds

This was my first visit to Cambridge University Botanic Garden and I am already planning my next. The Winter Garden was the pull for me and it was completely beautiful and very inspirational to my own passion for winter interest planting. Not only does the

Fittonia verschaffeltii var.argyroneura Silver Threads

Fittonia verschaffeltii var.argyroneura Silver Threads

garden provide a rich array of colours, textures, movement, foliage and berries, it also fills the Cambridge air with heady perfumes as well. Truly an awe inspiring garden and one I shall visit again and again, I plan to go in the Spring to see the unfurling transformations into the new season.

A bit of background on the garden.. ‘designed in 1979 by Peter Orriss and Norman Villis to create a garden that is extremely beautiful in the depths of Winter.’ And that they surely did!

Arum italicum

Arum italicum

Beautifully striated tree bark

Beautifully striated tree bark