Alnwick Gardens ~ April 2018 ~ Part 1 ~ Tai Haku Blossom

Cherry blossom, don’t you just love how it bursts forth at the end of winter, piercing the grey skies in defiance with their lush pink or white bunches of blossom. I have a ┬álovely pink one in my front garden, but Sophie doesn’t, so when Spring comes, we go off on a blossom hunt. ┬áThis year Sophie found out that Alnwick gardens have an orchard of over 300 Tai Haku cherry blossom trees, the biggest in the world apparently. The story of the Tai Haku is lovely. Back in the day, a chap called Captain Collingwood Ingram, was obsessed with…