Gunby garden highlights

Delphiniums at Gunby

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

Delphiniums

With their bright blue spikes varying from vibrant aquamarine to a deep navy it's hard to miss these lovely summery flowers all around the gardens.

Blue sky, blue delphiniums and blue temple at Gunby
Delphiniums at Gunby
Blue sky, blue delphiniums and blue temple at Gunby

 

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

Sea holly

The official name of this often blue tinted thistle-like plant is eryngium. It seems to be a firm favourite with Gunby's bees and butterflies. You can find different varieties of sea holly, each in a different shade of green, blue or purple, dotted about throughout the borders in the walled garden.

Sea holly is the perfect snack for a butterfly
Meadow Brown butterfly on sea holly in the Gunby gardens
Sea holly is the perfect snack for a butterfly

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