With the oncoming of the RHS Flower Show, which flowers can you find in Bute Park, Cardiff this spring?
A stroll through Bute Park in Cardiff is incomplete if you don’t stop and notice the flowers blooming all around the park. With the sunny days approaching, add a spring to your step and take a walk through Bute Park and check out these flowers that make the park colourful and brighter.
1. Garden Tulip, tulipa
Imported to Holland in the 16th century, tulips are native to Turkey and symbolise perfect love. By the 17th century these flowers became so famous that they appeared in almost every book about flowers, and paintings. Because there are so many colours of the flower, they are often used in flower shows and flowers festivals and they are found in abundance all over Bute Park to make your walk and your day, a little brighter.
2. Persian Buttercup, ranunculus asiaticus
Originating in Greece, South West Asia and North Eastern Africa, are some of the most common flowers grown in homes. They grow in strong sun and can live up to a week without any special care or water. You can find these flowers elegantly swaying in the spring breeze in the front yard of the Secret Garden Cafe in Bute.
3. Magnolia Flower, magnolia
This is one of the most common flowers found in Bute. They symbolise dignity and nobility and are a common gift for brides in weddings. In ancient China they are symbols of perfect beauty. If you spot these flowers on your walk in Bute, don’t forget to tag us!
5. Common daisies, bellis perennis
Common daisies are named after the old English word ‘daes eag’ because of the way the flowers open at dawn and symbolise purity and innocence. They are two flowers in one with the buds in the centre making one flower and the petals making the other one.
6. Japanese Camellia, Camellia Japonica
Often called the ‘Queen of winter flowers’, this shapely flower has been admired by gardeners for hundreds of years now in Japan, China and Korea. Some Camelias’ around the Emperors’ palace in Japan are said to be up up to 500 years old!
7. Sacred Lotus , nelumbo nucifera
This evergreen variation of the infamous lotus is one that follows the sunlight patterns to dictate when it blooms and neatly folds up! This version on lotus can be found in more than a dozen colours and spreads an ambient fragrance throughout the day.
8. Chinese Peonies, paeonia
This flower is one native to Asia and North America and is infamous for being the most famous flower in Spring! They bloom early in April and are often also called the Mother’s day flower as they bloom often on the very same day!