February Botanic – Poem
A reflective poem written by a gardener from Inverness Botanic Garden:
Between the wintery showers
Spring advances to take this place.
Snowdrops, crocuses, irises out
Witch Hazel’s bloom surround us
Together with the scent of viburnums.
Landscaping of Orchard in full swing
Demolition of the old friends done
To give space for new glasshouses.
Rise beds of Woodblocks outside
have new pals of Quick-blocks inside.
Huge pruning in Tropical house gives
Lihgt in the dark season, stimulating new
growth, Amaryllis showing off their best.
Preparation for Nursery, time to grow
The town’s makeup of flower displays.
You are most welcomed to come by.
To enjoy, to see, to admire,
to support, to relax, to have a break,
to help or to learn. In Botanic Garden
There are flowers and live everyday.