Camera club snappers have been out and about across the county capturing the colours of spring.

Janet Levett, from Portslade, went for a wander around Leonardslee Gardens, near Horsham on a sunny day earlier this week.

She said: “It was a glorious day with the bluebells and azaleas out in full.”

The woodland gardens include scarce trees and shrubs and are famed for their displays of rhododendron, azaleas and camellias.

The Argus: A robin next to rhododendronsA robin next to rhododendrons (Image: Janet Levett/The Argus Camera Club)

Leonardslee also has a beautiful ornamental rock garden which is lined with palm trees. It was built in 1890.

There are numerous walks to explore throughout the 240-acres of Grade I Listed gardens, parkland, lawns and forest areas.

The Argus: Head sculptures by Anton Smit in the sculpture park at LeonardsleeHead sculptures by Anton Smit in the sculpture park at Leonardslee (Image: Janet Levett/The Argus Camera Club)

Visitors may also spot the rare colony of wallabies introduced in 1889, as well as several species of deer.

A spokeswoman for Leonardslee said: “All of this wonderful colour and bird song creates a paradise that has to be seen to be believed. There is so much to see at this time of year that it will take a good few hours to walk around and take in the beauty of this heritage garden.”