Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Botanical Garden, Lister Park


The Botanical Garden is my favourite bit of Bradford's Lister Park.  Designed by Samuel Margerison in 1903, replanted in 1952 and extensively restored in 2002, it was originally planned to represent every family of plants in British flora. There is also a geological trail with different types of rock from throughout the Yorkshire region and a miniature replica of Thornton Force, a waterfall at Ingleton in North Yorkshire.  Whether you're interested in the plant specimens or not, it is a pleasant circular walk alongside the streams and there is always some colour and interest in the planting.

As for our bizarre weather, it was really warm and sunny when I took this last week - and now they're forecasting snow again!

8 comments:

  1. Delightful image, and yes you are right about finding something of interest/colour whenever one visits gardens.
    Have you ever noticed that the bridge captured in your image is a replica of Monet's famous bridge? Indeed captured at a certain angle in the summer when the foliage is burgeoning, and the sun is heavy in the sky with nectar heavy bee's buzzing lazily from flower to flower, one can be quite "transported" elsewhere on a flight of fancy. . . . . . . .

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  2. A pretty little stream. Sounds like a nice garden to walk around. March and April are like that....they don't know if they're coming or going .

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  3. Nothing is falling yet but I think I might put off my visit to Lister Park for a week or two until I know Spring is sprung.

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  4. The botanical gardens was one of the parts of Lister Park which Sacristan and I skirted. At some point, it'd be good to go back and do that rock trail.

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  5. The photo is beautiful, and maybe the snow forecast is too pessimistic. With luck, it will coll just enough to keep the flowers blooming longer.

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  6. A lovely, balanced, poised composition. The kind at which you excel. Thanks.

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  7. This is really lovely Jenny! I can't believe you may be getting snow!

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  8. What an imaginative park! Very original! You have a good eye for composition, but horizontals show up bigger, and I like bigger! It is all because I have a 16by9 computer!

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