Twirling trees… this is the path that leads from the carpark at Larnach Castle to the Castle itself. We were there on Sunday afternoon and I was charmed by the tiered Cornus trees. To my fanciful mind they seemed to be twirling in spring delight. Whirling dervishes perhaps?! The carpet of snowdrops is still beautiful and I admired the perfect partnership of Cornus and snowdrops. The trees are Cornus controversa `Variegata’ (wedding cake tree) sporting new red shoots and first signs of emerging foliage.
Carpet of snowdrops with a red and a white hellebore along the back edge
Cornus gracefully presiding over the snowdrops alongside the winding path
Looking towards the carpark with native cabbage trees in background. This photo taken by SO.
Text and photos by Exploring Colour unless credited otherwise (2017)