With lengthening days and warmer temperatures, we will be seeing more and more spring flowers start to appear in the college gardens and Christ Church Meadow. Some of these such as the areas of spring bedding in School Quad and the Rose Garden are very formal in nature, whereas other areas such as the Meadow and in the Pococke Garden are much more natural in appearance.
The season starts with snowdrops and winter aconites as well as a few crocuses and even some daffodils. There is a particularly early patch of daffodils in the Pococke Garden which this year started to open up around New Year’s Day, although one year it made an appearance in November!
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Michael Hamburger OBE (1941, Modern Languages) was a translator, poet, critic, memoirist, academic, and refugee, whose f… More...