This week spring has sprung at Castle House! Cherry blossom and daffodils have bloomed in the museum garden.

“This left-hand turning was the best of all our walks, for it led on to footpaths by spinneys, and in the spring a strong scent of violets pervaded one particular bank. This scent came from white violets. Why we should, each spring, go to that spot, anticipating the delicious smell, and why there should be intense excitement in plucking those rare and hidden flowers, I can’t imagine, but it was always the same each season. If I went there next spring, all the years in between would fade away”

Sir Alfred Munnings, An Artist’s Life, 1950.

Spring in a Cornish Valley. 1912.
Caley’s Buttercup Art Crackers
Early Spring Landscape, Dedham


Cousin May in a Rose Garden. 1899.
A Spring Landscape, Raydon, Suffolk