Late spring sensory delights
Take a walk across the Boardwalk, through the woodland and along the Lime Tree walk and experience the sights and smells of nature in late springtime.
Pale yellow primrose flowers can be spotted throughout the woodland and along hedgerows. The name derives from the Latin ‘prima rosa’ meaning ‘first rose’, despite not being a member of the rose family.
In large populations you can achieve variations in colour, texture and size of primrose flowers. They normally range from pale cream to deep yellow. Do let us know if you spot anything different when out on your walk around the estate.
Did you know…….19 April is ‘Primrose Day’, relating to the favourite flower of former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Queen Victoria supposedly sent him bunches regularly and to this day primroses are laid at his statue by Westminster Abbey on this date every year.
The springtime blooms also produce scents, which you may pick up on. If you identify a sweet, cherry or almond aroma on the estate, that will be the laurel. This is commonly used as hedging and is prevalent throughout The Argory grounds.