A retired couple who have spent nearly four decades and thousands of pounds in their backyards, have portrayed it in beautiful fall colors as the season changes.
Marie and Tony Newton, both 71, have spent 37 years and more than £ 15,000 transforming their backyards in Walsall, West Midlands.
Tucked away in the industrial heartlands, the garden has the nickname & # 39; the four seasons & # 39; because of year-round appeal.
They claim to have planted more than 3000 plants, trees and shrubs, including 450 azaleas, 120 Japanese maple trees and 15 juniper blue stars.
The couple, who have four adult children and four grandchildren, lovingly spend two hours a day on plants and shrubs and have received various awards, including the best garden in Britain.
Green-fingered Marie and Tony Newton, both 71, have spent 37 years and over £ 15,000 to transform their back garden in Walsall, West Midlands into a beautiful oasis
As the season changes, the red, yellow and orange burst in contrast to the green of the bushes and the blue of the juniper berries
Their garden is one third of a hectare, but is full of 450 azalea, 120 Japanese maple trees and 15 juniper blue stars
From above: the couple claim to have planted 3000 plants, trees and shrubs in their garden, which has won various awards, including the best garden in Britain
The scale of the garden is visible in an aerial photo, which also reveals the bushes in the shape of an owl
Mrs. Newton began looking after the garden in 1982 after she retired from her job as a transport planner and taught herself horticulture as a hobby.
The couple also unintentionally made a huge image of an owl using the patio and flower beds that are only visible from above.
She said: & # 39; There are more than 3000 plants in our garden, so many that I can't even count.
& # 39; It is a garden for the entire season, so in the fall you see brilliant red, oranges and yellow and in the spring the colors are equally vibrant and vibrant.
& # 39; Autumn is my most favorite season for the garden. There will be azalea and acer leaves along with the evergreen conifers.
& # 39; It was very satisfying to use so many skills and to have performed each task yourself. All but two of the plants in our garden have been planted by us.
& # 39; What is quite pleasant is that an aerial photo shows a face of an owl in the garden. This was never the intention, but a very beautiful accident. & # 39;
Despite the extraordinary heavy rainfall in recent weeks, the incredibly dramatic colors of the fall leaves merge with the beautiful begonia's apricot shade that amazingly still blooms in Walsall, West Midlands
The green-fingered Marie, 31, is depicted on the lawn, while her husband Tony works on the border bushes in Walsall
The couple, who have four adult children and four grandchildren, lovingly spend two hours a day on the plants and shrubs. Tony is depicted as his masterpiece garden
Old photos from the 1980s show how much work the couple have done to transform their muddy lawn and broken rock garden into the wonderful creation it is today.
The garden has become so popular that the couple's house has even landed on various unofficial tourist paths in the Black Land.
Mrs. Newton added: & # 39; Over the years we have come to visit more than 14,000 people from 48 different countries, which is so moving.
& # 39; Some Chinese students came to visit our garden and told us it was used as an example in one of their lectures.
& # 39; We spend around two hours a day in the garden, but this may be more or less dependent on the weather.
The plot covers only one third of a hectare, but is full of no fewer than 3,000 different types of plants, trees and flowers
Marie and Tony's garden in the industrial core countries of Walsall, West Midlands, has the nickname & # 39; four seasons & # 39; because of its appeal all year round. In the fall, the colors include yellow, red, oranges and purple
The garden has become so popular that the couple's house has even landed on various unofficial tourist paths in the Black Land. Marie is pictured raking leaves on her perfectly maintained lawn
The Newtons have also inadvertently created a huge image of an owl using the patio and flower beds that are only visible from above
& # 39; There is always something to do or care for a flower or shrub. It has become quite an obsession.
& # 39; We have grown some flowers ourselves from the seeds that fell from the other flowers. & # 39;
Retired general practitioner Mr Newton added: “First we made it child friendly for our children, but over the years we have continued to plant and grow our own flowers and plants.
& # 39; There has been a lot of trial and error to get the garden as it is today. Many of our plants are now 30 years or older.
& # 39; We have a huge amount of color and plants throughout the year. We try to add to the garden every year, but at this time of year it is simply glorious. & # 39;
Walking in an autumn wonderland! One of the paths is lined with beautiful purple and blue trees in Walsall, West Midlands
Up close: the red trees contrast with the remains of the summer greenery to paint a beautiful picture in the back yard of the Newtons
Their & # 39; four seasons & # 39; garden is depicted in beautiful autumn flowering with red, yellow and orange flowers
The Walsall house of the Newtons is depicted by the red and green leaves of their garden as the season begins
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