The Ornamental Orchard is starting to bud to life. All set for the Hanami Festival this Saturday (11 April). There are a couple of varieties that are finishing and many more that are just coming into bloom. We are predicting that next week will be the best week for Hanami picnics in the ornamental orchard, after that the fruiting Cherries should be blossoming and then onto the apples for those wishing to visit later in April. (our forecasts are an estimation and are weather dependant). Photos taken 7 April 2015.