LABURNUM ARCH IN FULL BLOOM EARLY.
IT'S green...it's greenit's out!
Having kept gardeners guessing for weeks, Bodnant Garden's famous Laburnum Arch is in flower.
The sunny weather coaxed out the golden flowers along the pergola walkway on May 18, about a week earlier than expected this year.
Head Gardener at the National Trust garden John Rippin said: "If there's one event in the gardening year at Bodnant that defines the pinnacle of our horticultural endeavours, it is the flowering of the Laburnum Arch.
"This beautiful feature has never failed to thrill and inspire generations of people who have flocked to Bodnant Garden.
"This year should be extra special as we have allowed more light to reach the arch by carefully pruning the surrounding trees last winter. I'm hoping the additional sunshine filtering through the golden flowers will create more drama, atmosphere and many more golden memories for visitors lucky enough to time their visit when the Laburnum Arch is at its glorious best."
The 55m long walkway, built by Bodnant Garden's founder Henry Pochin in 1880 and is the longest and oldest of its kind in the UK. | For more details visit national trust.org.uk/bodnant-garden
Bodnant's famous Laburnum Arch springs a surprise by flowering a week early