The National Trust Conduct Their Annual Valentines Flower Count


A detail of Camellias in bloom as Penny Hammond , head gardener at... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Botany,Camellia,Day,England,Flower,Gardening,Horizontal,Human Interest,National Trust,UK,Valentine's Day - HolidayPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesPLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: A detail of Camellias in bloom as Penny Hammond (not pictured), head gardener at the National Trust’s Saltram House conducts the annual flower count ahead of Valentine’s Day on February 12, 2013 in Plymouth, England. The flower count has been conducted by National Trust gardeners and volunteers in Devon and Cornwall each February since 2006 and latterly extended across many of its gardens right across the country. Despite the recent cold snap, it is hoped that the flower survey - released to time with Valentine’s Day - will provide an annual snapshot of the heralding of spring, with gardeners and volunteers counting the different species and varieties in bloom in their gardens. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)