90th birthday open days

This weekend saw the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations – as well as our open days! – and our visitors were able to see our glorious orchids: southern marsh and twayblade at orchid glade.  Just as we closed, the birthday flypast rolled overhead in waves heading from Southwold to Buckingham palace.  At Simpson’s Fromus Valley, despite the rain, we were able to see the amazing increase in orchid numbers from 25 last year to 41 this year (video).  The patch of ragged robin is also spreading and blackcaps were out in force warbling away to serenade us as we roamed the site.

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