This weekend we visited Evenley Wood Garden again (near Brackley, Northants). We first went there in early spring 2009 and were very impressed. It is a delightful woodland area that is sheltered on a windy day. The daffodils and hellebores were on display and so was the wonderful ‘river of scilla’.

The river of Scilla at Evenley Wood Garden

Last year we thought that it had improved and this year everything is looking very good.   In April the magnolias look impressive and in May the rhododendrons and azaleas are a picture. Yesterday it was very quiet and we felt that we had the wood to ourselves. The garden is open weekends until June and again in mid-July for the lilies. The garden is unusual in this area for its acid soil. More information can be found on its website http://www.evenleywoodgarden.co.uk/ It is well worth a visit.