|The magnificent tree is an Indian Horse Chestnut.|
Friday, June 23, 2017
Date Day Take 2
Clyne Gardens with only a very light drizzle now and again.
Many of the trees and plants were brought from around the world to Clyne by Admiral Vivian, a member of the family that owned Clyne Castle and its grounds, and made their money in the thriving copper industry in the Swansea Valley. (Yes, the same industry that polluted the sea and the valley itself.) In May Clyne is officially In Bloom as that's when the many rhododendrons and azaleas are at their best. Now the gardens's colours are more muted but just as lovely. And not so crowded.