Gunby garden highlights

Irises at Gunby

There is always lots to enjoy in the Gunby gardens, but this time of year it's roses, irises, alliums and sweet peas that are stealing the show.

Irises

The fragile paper-like petals of irises can be seen throughout the garden. There are yellow, white and lilac ones to spot. Have you got a favourite?

Delicate lilac irises in the walled garden
Lilac irises in the Gunby gardens
Delicate lilac irises in the walled garden

 

Roses

It's the Gunby roses that are starting to take the main stage, with many different ones flowering in the Gunby gardens. Stick your nose in one of the blooms and drink in their delicious fragrance. Roses can be found throughout the walled gardens, in beds on the lawn and climbing the walls of the courtyard.

Come and smell the Gunby roses
Man smelling Gunby roses
Come and smell the Gunby roses

Alliums

These impressive purple spheres are popping up in the borders throughout the garden. The largest seedheads will be dried later in the year and be used in the house to deter visitors from sitting on delicate furniture.

These purple spiky balls add colour to Gunby's herb garden
Alliums at Gunby
These purple spiky balls add colour to Gunby's herb garden

Sweet Peas

It must be nearly summer when you can smell the lovely fragrance of sweet peas. See if you can spot the many different coloured ones on the climbing frames near the Gunby greenhouse.

Enjoy the summery fragrance of sweet peas
Sweet peas at Gunby
Enjoy the summery fragrance of sweet peas