I’ve written about the Delta Centre before, having visited the twenty interconnecting but quite different sensory gardens for the Christmas light display. Promising to return in the springtime to see the many, different varieties of daffodils growing there, it only needed a meeting of friends with the suggestion of tea and cake in the friendly on-site café to find me there once more.
The daffodils were a bright and cheery splash of yellow throughout…
and it was uplifting to watch the bees begin to emerge and feed upon the various yellow blooms…
possibly as a result of the shelter they’d found in one of several gorgeous bug hotels.
We tried not to get wet as the wind whipped the water around us from the magnificent dandelion clock inspired water feature…
and watched the Koi Carp swimming around the lake and under the bridge towards the sunken boat.
We couldn’t help ourselves and had to stroke several giant sculptures featured in almost all of the gardens.
and we gazed in admiration at Mary Reynold’s Celtic lady.
It was the alpine plants growing in the middle of the waist-high limestone wall that stole the show for me during this springtime visit. If they had been planted in beds on the ground we would have missed their exquisite blooms.
If you have an opportunity to visit the Delta Centre sensory gardens on Saturday, 29th March, Deborah Begley from Terra Nova Gardens, Dromin, Co Limerick will be giving a light-hearted talk. For more information on the talk or for opening hours for the gardens in general, telephone +353(0)599143527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – Admission: adults €5, concessions €4, children free accompanied by an adult.