It is a long way to go, the flowers of the horse chestnut are spectacular. I always thought they originated from Virginia in the USA. Tradescant brought his first Horse chestnuts from Virginia to England and build an Avenue for James the first in the 17th century.
If they are from Turkey, I'm surprised that the climate here is warm enough for them. I like the last shot, becuase the shape of the flower clusters makes me think of lilacs
These are beautiful photos of horse chestnut flowers. Thanks for showing the pink blossoms -- they were new to me also.
The horse chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum originated in the mountain valleys of Greece and Albania. There are 20 species half of them native to N.America, the rest to temperate Europe and Asia.Aesculus x carnea, the red chestnut is thought to have originated by chance in Germany in the 1880's. Hope this information helps.Aesculus flava is the Yellow or Sweet Buckeye.
What lovely little flowers. I can honestly say I've never seen this tree or the flowers before. 7 hrs.... that's a long drive.
Very beautiful flower and what a variety of colors.
What beautiful flowers. I've never seen horse chestnut before. Love the blue and black backgrounds, really shows up the flowers well.
Thank you so very much for posting these incredible flowers. I had never heard of the Horse Chestnut....fantastic blooms. A long drive but worth it to see these trees.Sherry
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