After the torrential rains of January and February, Spring 2020 seemed to be blessed with unusually fine skies, clean air, blossom and bird song – or was it simply that we had more time to watch spring unfold stage by glorious stage? On this page, we show images from Spring 2020 onwards sent in by CGT members and friends.
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25 July 2020 Punica granatum v. nana, a gift from the late Sir Henry Cecil, in vivid flower at Moulton, Suffolk (photo Melvyn Skelton). 7 July 2020 A random mix of lychnis, heleniums, campanulas and daisies in Teal Cottage (photo Judith Christie). 1 July 2020 Hot summer colour from Mimulus aurantiacus and Fuchsia fulgens in Hemingford Abbots (photo Bridget Flanagan). 1 July 2020 Agapanthus in full bloom in Hemingford Abbots (photo Bridget Flanagan). 22 June 2020 Pictorial meadow flowers along the same rill shown on 14 May (photo Gillian Cox). 9 June 2020 Rear of house at Rippington with two rose bushes (photo Peter Johnson). 8 June 2020 Deutzia Longifolia from Kew, Abbots Ripton estate (photo Lord De Ramsey). 8 June 2020 Philadelphus Abbots Ripton hybrid (photo Lord De Ramsey). 7 June 2020 After the wistera but sadly no NGS visitors at Island Hall, Godmanchester (photo Christopher Vane Percy). 7 June 2020 Spiral topiary and clipped hedging at Island Hall, Godmanchester (photo Christopher Vane Percy). 2 June 2020 Striking peonies at Rippington (photo Peter Johnson). 31 May 2020 Cygnet brood ignoring social distancing at Island Hall, Godmanchester (photo Christopher Vane Percy). 30 May 2020 Gallica rose (Rosa Mundi) below and Maiden’s Blush above: the latter has been in the family for over 100 years (photo Mary James). 27 May 2020 Geoff Hamilton Rose in Ramsey Forty Foot (photo Jane Sills). 25 May 2020 Gertrude Jekyll rose growing in Ely (photo Sheila Friend-Smith). 24 May 2020 Irises in Ramsey Abbey Walled Garden (photo Jane Sills). 24 May 2020 Lavabo enchainé avec fleurs (photo Rosemary Way). 21 May 2020 Fantin-Latour rose growing in Ely (photo Sheila Friend-Smith). 20 May 2020 Cardoon bud growing in Moulton, Suffolk (photo Melvyn Skelton). 14 May 2020 Rill bank with experimental planting of wild flower varietals – 20 g each of Cornfields & Classic from ‘Pictorial Meadows’. Sown 26 March 2020 – see results on 22 June 2020 (photo Gillian Cox). 12 May 2020 Wildflower lawn outside Trinity College Cambridge (photo Antony Warren). 11 May 2020 Echium in Godmanchester (photo Pela Otman). 9 May 2020 Wistful wisteria beyond the patio (photo Alan Brown). 9 May 2020 Favourite irises grace a border in Offord Cluny (photo Wendy Brown). 6 May 2020 Lode at Houghton Mill (photo Maria Xuereb). 6 May 2020 Nesting swan at Houghton Mill (photo Maria Xuereb). 5 May 2020 A busy greenhouse in Ramsey Forty Foot (photo Jane Sills). 1 May 2020 A Judas tree makes a statement against the spring sky (photo Rosemary Way). 4 May 2020 Primula auriculas grace a curious cabinet (photo Rosemary Way). 26 April 2020 Wisteria begins to take over from lilac, with forget-me-nots, honesty and quince. 26 April 2020. Clematis and climbing rose scramble up an ancient lilac. 26 April 2020 Choisia in close-up. 22 April 2020 Malus trilobata (Lebanese wild apple) from Abbots Ripton estate (photo Lord De Ramsey). 22 April 2020 Wisteria and a welcome break in the sunshine. 10 April 2020 Ducks get together in Fen Drayton brook. 7 April 2020 Prunus cerasifera flowering at The Red House, Wilburton (photo: Liz Whittle). 7 April 2020 Blossom at Oak Cottage, Fen Drayton. 25 March 2020 Teal Cottage enters lockdown. 25 March 2020 A starling in full cry displays irridescent plumage. 7 March 2020 CGT Study Day audience, before lock-down. 29 Feb. 2020 Roman wall at Isurium Brigantum (Aldborough, N. Yorks): an early archaeological landscaped garden.