Wordless Wednesday – A glimpse of Cambridge Botanics (August 2021)

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The replanted Bateman Street Entrance to Cambridge Botanical Gardens. A full spectrum of colour! Perhaps that fencing is diffracting the light to create rainbows?

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Cool pools at the base of the gunnera on an otherwise hot day

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Sparkling forms and explosions in the Dry Meadow garden

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Flickering leaves and wavering shadows cross a path under the Old Pinetum trees

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Echinops, pulling in the punters, in the strangely underwhelming Systematic Beds

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View from the woodland garden, through the willows, across the lake. Yes, there’s a bit of autumnal colour appearing in the leaves already.

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A visit wouldn’t be complete without a pause to sink into the dreamy atmosphere beneath the twisting limbs of the Cork Oaks (eastern end of the glasshouse range).

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11 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – A glimpse of Cambridge Botanics (August 2021)

  1. Cathy says:

    It looks magical there, and so peaceful. Beautiful photos of the trees. It is looking autumnal here too.

  2. shoreacres says:

    My favorite view is the one through the willows. It looks cool and refreshing, and quite appealing. We’re still so hot, and will be for a few more typical weeks. It’s the season when I least enjoy working outdoors, and spend every day hoping for clouds.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    I love the mix of color at the entrance garden and the view of the lake through with willows is so nice!

  4. Tina says:

    Oh, these are all such lovely photos! It must be such a great place to visit, year round.

  5. Chloris says:

    Lovely pictures. I haven’t been for ages.

    • Thx. It has changed quite a lot due to tree losses in a number of areas and re-design of gardens like the Systematics and Winter garden, but it’s always a bit of a sanctuary for me. Happily, the glasshouse range is finally open again, but I understand that quite a few plants have suffered due to the long term shading from scaffolding etc.

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