Rhododendron blooming in Wicklow botanic garden

Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



While surfing in Pinterest randomly, a picture caught attention of mine. It was a road covered with pink petals from the flower, like a flower bed. More surprisingly it mentioned that the photo was taken in Ireland. I didn't believe that at first, thought it would be a fake one. Then curiously started looking for it and found the photo was taken from the Kilmacurragh botanic gardens (also known as Wicklow botanic garden). This place is just an hour of drive from Dublin through the M50.


Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



I started reading all the articles regarding this Rhododendron blooming and found that the best time to see this at the first two weeks of May. And since then I had been waiting for this. It was a very nice and sunny Sunday (5th of May) which we've picked for the visit. Although an early morning visit is always advised, but being lazy we've arrived there in afternoon. Being a nice weather and weekend the area was totally packed. The small car parking space was overwhelmed and people started parking over the grasses.


Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



The small boulevard that is pink in colour due to Rhododendron is behind the car park. Rhododendron flowers are slightly harder that's why the last for another couple of days even after falling from the tree. And collectively the flowers from several day's make the area beneath the tree pinkish. Most of the people who went there were busy at the other part of the garden (as they were with their kids). So the area was less crowded. And if anyone wait there for a while they would get a people less image of their desire.


Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



We've spent more than an hour around those fallen Rhododendron petals. We've taken tons of pictures and selfies. It was a nice romantic place and we spent few moments by sitting under the trees. There are some trees which are slightly outside from the road. No one usually pays a visit there. That's why the area was having nice green grasses and those grasses created a nice contrast with the pink flowers. Should be a nice opportunity for the professional photographers.


Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Apart from the pink Rhododendron the garden has several other coloured Rhododendron as well. But their numbers are not in plenty. As well they couldn't accumulate too many flowers underneath like the ones are at roadside. Before leaving the botanic garden we've explore the other part of the garden. Hopefully next year same time we'll come back to this place again.


Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Rhododendron in Wicklow Botanic Garden,
Kilmacurragh,
County: Wicklow,
Country: Ireland,
GPS Coordinate (52°55'43.4"N, 6°08'56.7"W).



This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog https://www.alonelytraveler.com/



Sunday, 05 May 2019


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