The Millenium Garden, designed by Piet Outdolf, is a glorious example of prairie gardening. At this time of year most of the flowers have gone to seed, but there are still great swathes of different grasses, swishing in the breeze. The garden is built on a slope and gives various views through the plants till you reach the bottom, then you are eye to eye with the low-growers.
|Double Japanese Anemones|
Even though there are lots of visitors - the place is so vast that you hardly encounter anyone else whilst walking round. You can understand why the 'Springwatch' programmes took place here - there is so much to see, we have visited when the television crews were there, and everywhere you went there were cables and the car park reserved for the BBC was full of outdoor units - and it makes you realise that a helluva lot of people are needed to produce a programme like this.
If you get the chance - it is well worth a visit at any time of year.