Gunby garden highlights
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.