Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Poland 2008 - Kornik Castle and Arboretum

During this year's spring visit to Poland I was fortune to see blooming magnolias. On one rainy day my dear friend Ania suggested a trip to Kornik Arboretrum, which is famous for its magnolias and many other interesting plants. We were lucky to visit the arboretrum within a two-week window of time when magnolias are blooming. They indeed look stuning, probably even more so we arrived there immediately after refreshing rain. Below are several pictures from this nice afternoon.

Kornik Castle:

Magnolia soulangiana:

Tulip magnolia:

Star magnolia:

Rain makes all plants look greener: