Horn Park in the spring looks quite different to the winter months! I wrote about the park recently with photographs taken in the winter but I have just revisited and the park is looking lovely and fresh – very different!
The park is looking fresh and green and very lovely a credit to the Council and the Friends.
The two borders of woodland at the top, western end of the park look quite young with lots of new oaks, poplars and willows.
There is one old willow tree which looks as though it was coppiced in the past, and another old willow just beyond. It is rather curious to find these trees on top of the hill and I wonder if there is an underground spring here.
Escaped garden shrubs?
I wonder if some of these have escaped from nearby gardens?
The conservation grassland
The conservation grasslands are in the lower part of the park. ‘Conservation’ means the grass is not cut regularly and so there are wildflowers and flowering grasses at this time of year. The new young trees have almost disappeared from view!
The trees here are older and there are a lot of willow trees in this lower part of the park, at the bottom of the hill. The River Quaggy runs along the bottom of the valley and I wonder if there is an underground feeder from the park?
I can see that I will be returning here several times over the summer!