A READER has shared a photo of the 'beautiful' Laburnum arch at Happy Valley on the Great Orme.

Colin Singleton snapped the arch.

He said: "The Bodnant [Garden] arch is of course not open to visitors.

"However, there is a very beautiful arch at Happy Valley. Still in its infancy, but worth a look."

Friends of Happy Valley posted on Facebook that the arch was just starting to bloom on May 6.

They added on May 17: "It may be lockdown but you can't stop nature.

"The Laburnum arch in Happy Valley and a first sighting of the Great orme butterfly in Haulfre Gardens."

Meanwhile, at Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley, record sunshine has prompted their Laburnum arch to bloom early.

The arch reached full flower on May 15, almost a week earlier than last year and two weeks earlier than in 2010.

This is the earliest the 140-year-old golden arch has flowered in a decade.

Only a handful of gardeners can view its beauty at present as the garden is closed in line with government guidelines.