In a recent post, I visited the National Trust’s Stagshaw Gardens, near Ambleside, for the first time. Stagshaw Gardens is very much a spring woodland garden, with a host of camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons and other woodland planting, and although it was beautiful, it turned out I had visited a little too early and the best of the flowering season was yet to come – this garden seems to come out later than others locally, even though it appears quite sheltered.
If you haven’t read about the garden already, you can do so in my previous post, which describes how its design came about.
I dropped by Stagshaw again this week, and it was just incredible how the garden had changed – all the leaves had come out on the trees and covered the garden in dappled shade, everything felt much ‘fuller’, most (but still not all) of the flowers had come out, and the fragrance coming from the azaleas was absolutely heaven! As promised, here are a few pictures of the garden at its peak (these were taken on Tuesday 24th May, so there’s still time to visit – a few things were even still in bud!):