Saturday, 18 May 2019
It's May, so I'm taking you to the Rock Garden at the University Botanic Garden in Cambridge. It was constructed in the 1950s using stone from Milnthorpe in Cumbria, and is home to plants from the mountainous areas of the world.
In order to deal with the harsh climate in their natural environment these plants are mostly small and flower during the spring to take advantage of the brief growing season at altitude.
I clamber about here every time I visit. You see, this was off-limits when I came here as a small child, my mother being years ahead of the game when it came to health and safety! As a result perhaps, I spent years hiking around in mountains once I got the chance.
Lets just ramble around and enjoy the diversity of the plants on display.