The weather was kind to the Friends’ group which made the trip to Benington Lordship and Cambridge on 22 February in pursuit of snowdrops and winter garden colour. We were just in time to catch the snowdrops before they begin to go over and there were spectacular specimens still to be seen in the delightful setting around the ruined Norman castle in the grounds.
Fortified with coffee and cake, the group went on to Cambridge Botanical Garden and its magnificent winter garden. This was full of colour and unusual plants whose shape and arrangement bring interest to the flat terrain and reflect the low winter sun.
This was the latest of the Friends’ twice-yearly trips to places of horticultural interest in easy reach of central London. These are open to all and details are given on this website.