5.3 : River Wye & Riverside Gardens
In Spring the hawthorn flowers hearten the fresh growth along the river. One
has the company of a clinging elder. There are colourful dogwoods on the island,
with an evergreen backcloth of lofty pines, spruce and yew trees in the gardens
beyond. A weeping ash greets you upon entering Riverside Gardens, harking back
to the Victorian designer White Watson. There are fine conifers, and tufa stone
walls and arch, in this peaceful space in Bakewell.