Signs Of Spring At Holme For Gardens, Wareham

Feb 6, 2024

Beautiful flowers appearing…

At Holme For Gardens, in Wareham, all sorts of flowers are starting to pop up in the borders of the formal gardens. Irises, hyacinths, crocuses, snowdrops, hellebores, heather and a lot more.

The basic layout of the 12-acre gardens at Holme takes inspiration from places such as Hidcote Manor and The Laskett and comprises distinct sections, separated by hedges and areas of taller planting, all linked by walkways.

New for 2024 is an ornamental pond with a hide and seating area.

Beautiful and delicate iris reticulata

Blue iris reticulata growing in 'Giant’s Causeway' at Holme For Gardens, Wareham
Iris reticulata growing in 'Giant’s Causeway' at Holme For Gardens, Wareham

Iris reticulata plants growing in ‘Giant’s Causeway’ at Holme For Gardens, Wareham, Dorset.

Last week, I was lucky enough to spot these beautiful iris reticulata flowers. Hailing from the Balkans they are small plants, about 12-15cm in height, appearing in February and bringing a real feeling that spring is just around the corner. Well, since spring officially starts on Wednesday, 20 March, I suppose it is.

Crocuses galore

Yellow crocuses growing in 'William Robinson Meadow', Holme For Gardens, Wareham

Yellow and purple crocuses growing in ‘William Robinson Meadow’, Holme For Gardens.

Beautiful cream-coloured crocuses growing at Holme For Gardens.

Beautiful cream-coloured crocuses at Holme For Gardens.

In ‘William Robinson Meadow’ and ‘Butterfly Valley’, crocuses are dotted all around: purple, mauve, yellow and the gorgeous cream-coloured ones shown above.

With each passing day more flowers, plants and trees will spring to life, and no matter how often I go to Holme there is always something new to see. It really is one of my favourite places to take photographs of flowers. And just for the record, no, I’m not paid by them to promote the nursery and gardens!

Holme Henge

Late afternoon sunshine at ‘Holme Henge.’

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