Smiling daffodils. Brightening skies. Glorious sunshine. What’s not to love about spring?
It’s amazing the change that comes over London in just a few weeks. The branches and twigs that yesterday were grey and brittle are suddenly billowing with bright pink blossom. Carpets of daisies and crocuses begin to poke their little faces through the water logged grass. The trees suddenly sprout leaf buds, with the promise to unfurl into much missed greenery.
One of the best places to observe the coming of spring is in Queen Mary’s Gardens – the inner circle of The Regent’s Park. First opened to the public in 1932, the garden houses London’s largest collection of roses as well as numerous shrubberies, seasonal beddings and ornate fountains.
It’s a bit early in the season for the roses. They tend to come on during summer. However, I was still treated to dazzling displays of hyacinths, crocuses, daffodils and snow drops. Hopefully I will find some time to return once the tulips have bloomed too!