Friday 1st May 2015
Now that Spring has completely sprung and the woodland canopy is bursting with colour we wondered how best to describe the array of amazing greens that all the different leaves are showing. There are so many different shades you really do have to see it to believe it but just in case you can’t visit us right this minute the following should give you an idea of what we are talking about! We have listed some of the colours that we think can be currently seen in our parks (and some interesting facts about the names of the colours too!):
Forest Green: The first recorded use of forest green as the name of a colour in the English language was in 1810
Hooker’s Green: Is a dark green colour created by mixing Prussian blue and Gamboge. It takes its name from botanical artist William Hooker (1779–1832) who first created a special pigment for painting leaves.
Myrtle Green: Is a color which is a representation of the color of the leaves of the Myrtle plant. The first recorded use of myrtle green as a color name in English was in 1835.
Sap Green is a green pigment that was traditionally made of ripe buckthorn berries.
Teal Green: named after the brilliant neck feathers of the common Teal Duck
Chartreuse: Halfway between yellow and green and named because of its resemblance to the green colour of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764
India Green: the colour of the lower band of the Indian National Flag, represents fertility and prosperity.