The sunny weather over Easter encouraged us out and about visiting gardens.
First, just up the road to Chatsworth to find a bank of golden daffodils..
...try to get back out of the maze...
...and wonder about the giant who could use this ornamental garden fork!
Then over to Biddulph Grange Gardens in Staffordshire
To see the largest garden urn in the country!
Run by the National Trust this garden has grottos and tunnels that lead to hidden temples mixed with formal gardens.
Then further west to Bodnant Gardens in North Wales where formal gardens look out to the mountains of Snowdonia
and paths lead to hillsides covered in rhododendrons and azaleas of almost every hue.