Capel Manor is the only horticultural college within the M25 with gardens open to the public and luckily for us, it’s just up the road from where we live in Enfield. Even more luckily, we were given membership to visit the gardens by my in-laws. Thanks Pete and Val! The gardens are a great place to visit and full of inspiration for your own garden. There are formal gardens, a ‘street’ of front gardens, gardens suitable for families, trial gardens for Which, more wooded, wild parts and so much more. There are also a few animals including meerkats too. We haven’t used the membership much, a flying visit in February and that was it until the Easter weekend.

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Capel Manor put on seasonal events over the year and their easter egg hunt is one of the most popular. When we went it was supposed to be the only day with nice weather so it seemed like everyone who lived in the surrounding area came along. We avoided much of the Easter trail finding it too crowded, but we did play along with a few games and the kiddos got a bit of chocolate too.

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

It was a glorious sunny day and SO nice to be out and not wearing coats and getting a decent amount of vitamin D in us. Nice for the kiddos having a good run and explore with friends too.

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

But the plants were the star of the show, everything budding and blooming. Can’t wait to come back with my macro lens and take some more pictures.

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

LOVE the combo of the dogwood and daffs so much.

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

Spring time at Capel Manor Gardens in north London

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    natblyth

    16 April, 2016

    Looks like a great time had by all Charlotte. Fab photos as always. We have had a family membership to Capel Manor Gardens for the last few years and always find we use it most regularly over the warmer months. Not sure if you know that this year the membership also includes free access to Forty Hall Farm with free admission to the three main events which are organised solely by the Farm – Lambing Weekend; Apple Fair & Wreath-making. For all other events, adults get Β£2 off ticket prices. Pretty good going for the price. Hoping to make the most of it as soon as the warmer days make a welcome return.

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