See the flowers! Free Richmond Park minibus to Isabella Plantation

Wonderful news! On Wednesdays until October 2017, you can take a free minibus in Richmond Park to the Isabella Plantation where the flowers, especially the rhododendrons, are spectacular in season.

Richmond Park is huge and getting to the Isabella Plantation can be a bit of a hike.

 

Rhododendron? Azalea? Another spring beauty from RIchmond Park, by Davide D'Amico

Rhododendron? Azalea? Spring beauty in Richmond Park, by Davide D’Amico

I just saw a tweet from The Royal Parks about a free minibus. In checking out the full link on their website, it looks like the minibus runs on Wednesdays and does circuits of Richmond Park, stopping at the car parks. It also goes to at least one public bus stop.

Here’s the full link: Richmond Park Isabella bus

What’s in bloom in the Isabella Plantation?

The Royal Parks’ website has a Monthly Plant Calendar for Isabella Plantation, showing you what’s in bloom.

Link: Isabella plant calendar

Richmond Park is free. You can easily spend a pleasant day walking and enjoying the fresh air and scenery.

Photos of flowers in Richmond Park by Davide D’Amico

I just found a lovely collection of pictures by photographer Davide D’Amico who has generously shared them with a Creative Commons license. Thank you, Davide! It looks like you were at the park on the weekend and got some shots of spring.

Please bear with me, flower experts, as I try and tell my azaleas from my rhododendrons, and make a guess at some of the others.

Azalea (I think) in Isabella Plantation at RIchmond Park, by Davide D'Amico

Azalea (I think) in Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park, by Davide D’Amico

 

Delicate rhododendron at Isabella Plantation, by Davide D'Amico

Delicate rhododendron at Isabella Plantation, by Davide D’Amico

 

A camellia, the same kind of plant as we get tea from, by Davide D'Amico

A camellia, the same kind of plant as we get tea from, by Davide D’Amico

If you loved Davide’s pictures, you can find more here: Davide’s portfolio on Flickr.

 

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