Lockdown means that the spring beauty is not available but a video is here to help
Isabella Plantation during lockdown - ©The Royal Parks/Greywolf Studios
For those at home missing the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park the Royal Parks with Greywolf studios have a released a spectacular 60 second video of the highlights the plantation which is not currently available to the public. The garden is temporarily closed to the public, as social distancing would be extremely difficult in this popular enclosed location, with its narrow paths.
In spring, Isabella oozes with colour, as bluebells carpet the woodland floor, and azaleas and rhododendrons put on a bewitching display of vivid pinks, purples, and reds. The start of May heralds peak flowering season, and those in the know, make their annual pilgrimage to witness this kaleidoscope of colour.
The video features the azaleas and rhododendrons and other plants in full bloom plus a glimpse fpo visiting wildlife.
Jo Scrivener, Assistant Park Manager at Richmond Park said: “We’ve had lots of people get in touch to ask if we could share photos of Isabella Plantation as it’s so spectacular at this time of year.
“We’ve been sharing lots of images via our Royal Parks Instagram account, but we decided to go one step further and create a video that encapsulates the beauty and serenity of this much-loved idyllic location.”
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