The Town Gardens is a beautiful and tranquil place at any time of year but it really comes into its own in spring, especially when the cherry blossom is in full bloom.
Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall. During this season in Japan, people like to have cherry blossom parties with colleagues, friends, and family.
The springtime spectacle that is the UK's cherry blossom season starts in March and lasts until May, signalling sunnier days and longer nights are around the corner.
Who doesn’t love the rose-scented breeze of spring that invigorates the senses and cleanses the mind free of all toxic thoughts and energies? This response to nature is especially vital when the news is doing so much to remind us how imperfect the human species is.
The arrival of Cherry Blossoms is indeed a feast for the senses. This invigorating sensory experience is as rewarding for the eyes, as it is for the nose. There’s nothing more splendid than being surrounded by pastel and vibrant pink florals.
Town Gardens were laid out as a public space in the late-19th and early-20th centuries on the site of old stone quarries.
The Victorian Park is now one of Swindon's most cherished green spaces, perfect for family visits or romantic rendezvous.
At this time of year the cherry blossoms are the highlight but a variety of spaces, lovely flower beds, a splendid Victorian bandstand and a bustling aviary are also good reasons to visit the Town Gardens.
They may not have cherry blossoms but other green spaces in Swindon that are full of natural wonders in spring are Coate Water Country Park, Lydiard Park, Stanton Country Park, Queen's Park, Barbury Castle, GWR/Faringdon Road Park and The Lawns. Bloomin' marvellous!