Unfurling tree ferns along the Glen

There are some fabulous tree ferns along the Glen: Ferns in Glen Goyle – Friends of Glen Goyle

It’s a very Victorian thing – appropriate then for the Glen: Elements of a Victorian Garden – Friends of Glen Goyle

But they need light: Palms in Glen Goyle – Friends of Glen Goyle

And the gentle clearing being done by volunteers along the Glen these last months has meant that the ferns, palms and tree ferns have been able to flourish.

Here’s a fabulous photo of a tree fern unfurling in the spring light – taken by FOGG working party volunteer Katie Frost. Quite extraordinary close-up: