After days of watching news bulletins showing snow covering many areas of Britain; finally last night the flakes started to fall. Silently 50mm of snow layered itself gently over the Botanic Garden. With the grass minimum thermometer reading -9.1oC the snow cover was guaranteed to last.
This morning the snow plough was out before first light. Roads and paths were made safe and visitors streamed in.
These images show the diversity of the snowmen as interpreted on lawns and bridge parapets. They range from those with doleful eyes to a giant, the guardian of the rock garden. Many use plant material to illustrate features and one successfully advertises our Terrace café where cold hands tingle as the feeling returns and parents are revived in a warm comfortable environment.
Be quick if you want to see these or add to the collection. The Garden is open from 10.00am – 4.00pm daily.