|Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus|
The sun has been shining in the garden today, seemingly in celebration of the date. It is the winter solstice and the days will begin to lengthen from this point on. Many plants have had the wisdom to retire beneath the ground for a few months but a few stalwarts are already emerging to sun themselves.
In keeping with our festive tradition, the Christmas tree is showing off its natural decorations, made by our visiting school groups, in the Conservatory. Across the garden you will find many plants that add their own, unique flavour to Christmas celebrations, from cinnamon plants in the Palm House to brussels sprouts on the vegetable plot.