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As the season unfolds there are different trees, shrubs and flowers in bloom, so we are using this page to keep you informed of what to see.

Week beginning Monday 15th May.

Woodlands; Rhododendrons; Bluebells, Pocket Handkerchief trees; Berberis

Azalea Ring; Deciduous azaleas; Magnolia soulangeana  ‘Brozzoni’;  Crataegomespilus sp.

Grassy Knoll; Libertias; Aquilegias

Old Potting Sheds;  Actinidia kolomikta, Azara; Solanum, Clianthus puniceus

Paradise Walk; Paeonia lutea; Rosemary; Euphorbia cyparissias, Libertia, Astrantia

South Lawn; Rhododendrons; Camassia; Azaleas;

Grecian Mound; Aquilegia, Cistus, Lavenders; Helianthemums

Midsummer Border; Euphorbia griffithii ‘Dixter’

West Garden; Rhododendrons, Viburnums, wild garlic

Long Dell; Primulas, Paulownia tomentosa; Magnolia officinalis

Italian Garden; Alliums

Rose Garden; Clematis montana; Alliums; Tree paeony; some roses!

Garden of Allah; Rhododendrons, Primulas,  Magnolia obovata; Magnolia fraseri, Magnolia officinalis; Berberis


Week beginning Monday 8th May

Woodlands; Rhododendrons; Bluebells, Pocket Handkerchief trees, Prunus padus; Meliosma alba

Azalea Ring; Deciduous azaleas; Halesia carolina; Magnolia soulangeana  ‘Brozzoni’; Prunus padus

Grassy Knoll; Libertias;

Old Potting Sheds;  Actinidia kolomikta, Azara; Hosta ‘White Feather’

Paradise Walk; Paeonia lutea; Rosemary; Euphorbia cyparissias

South Lawn; Rhododendrons, Narcissus; Camassia; Azaleas;

West Garden; Rhododendrons, Viburnums, wild garlic

Long Dell; Malus; Primulas, Paulownia tomentosa

Rose Garden; Clematis montana; Alliums; Camassias

Old Rhododendron Garden; Rhododendrons, Paeonia mlokosewitschii; Magnolia wilsonii;

Garden of Allah; Rhododendrons, Primulas, Narcissus, Magnolia obovata; Magnolia fraseri


Week beginning 24th April 2017

Woodlands; Rhododendrons; Bluebells, Pocket Handkerchief trees, Prunus padus; Meliosma alba

Azalea Ring; Deciduous azaleas; Halesia carolina; Magnolia soulangeana  ‘Brozzoni’; Prunus padus

Paradise Walk; Paeonia lutea; Rosemary; Euphorbia;

Italian Garden; Tulips

South Lawn; Rhododendrons, Narcissus; Camassia; Azaleas; Camellias

West Garden; Rhododendrons

Long Dell; Malus; Primulas

Rose Garden; Malus sargentii; Clematis montana; Tulips

Old Rhododendron Garden; Rhododendrons, Paeonia mlokosewitschii; Magnolia wilsonii; Fothergilla monticola

Garden of Allah; Rhododendrons, Primulas, Narcissus, Magnolia obovata; Magnolia fraseri


For week of 26th September 2016

Paradise Walk; Actaea, Kniphofia, aster, Japanese anemones, sedums

Midsummer Border; Roses, Verbena, Phygelius, Japanese anemones, Sedums, Caryopteris

Italian Garden; Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’, Geraniums, Japanese anemones,

Azalea Ring; Hydrangeas, Fuchsias, colchicums, Cornus kousa, Emmenopterys henryii, Liriope muscari

Josephines Way; Dahlias, Cleome,

West Bank; Rudbeckia, , Kniphofia

Old Potting Sheds;  Cestrum parqui,  Amicia zygomeris,  Lagerstoemia indica, Nerine bowdenii

Grassy Knoll;   Echinacea,  Rudbeckia,  Colletia armata, Cyclamen, Kniphofia caulescens,

Rose Garden; Roses,  Asters, Liquidamber orientalis , Liriope muscari, Helianthus ‘Gullicks Variety’

Long Dell;  Magnolia delaveyi, Collectia armata

Garden of Allah;  Hydrangeas, Kirengeshoma palmata, Cyclamen

Jack Vass Walk;  Hydrangea paniculata, Cornus kousa

Nursery Area; Roses, Schizostylis coccinea

South Lawn; Cyclamen

White Garden; Gaura lindheimeri, Tricyrtis formosana, Japanese anemone


 

For week of 19th September 2016

Paradise Walk; Actaea, Kniphofia, aster, Japanese anemone, sedums

Midsummer Border; Roses, Verbena, Phygelius, Japanese anemone, Sedums, Caryopteris

Italian Garden; Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’, Geraniums, Japanese anemones,

Azalea Ring; Hydrangeas, Fuchsias, colchicums, Cornus kousa, Emmenopterys henryii, Liriope muscari

Josephines Way; Dahlias, Cleome,

West Bank; Rudbeckia, Kniphofia

Old Potting Sheds; Cestrum parqui, Amicia zygomeris, Lagerstoemia indica, Nerine bowdenii

Grassy Knoll; Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Colletia armata, Cyclamen, Kniphofia caulescens, Hosta plantaginea

Rose Garden; Roses, Asters, Liquidamber orientalis , Liriope muscari, Helianthus ‘Gullicks Variety’

Long Dell; Magnolia delaveyi, Collectia armata

Garden of Allah; Hydrangeas, Kirengeshoma palmata, Cyclamen

Jack Vass Walk; Hydrangea paniculata

Nursery Area; Roses, Schizostylis coccinea

South Lawn; Cyclamen

White Garden; Gaura lindheimeri, Tricyrtis formosana, Japanese anemone


 

For week of 5th September 2016

Paradise Walk; Cosmos, Echinacea ‘Fatal Attraction’, aster, Japanese anemone, sedums

Midsummer Border; Roses, Crocosmia, Verbena, Phygelius, Echinops, Achillea

Italian Garden;  Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’, Geraniums, Japanese anemones, Hedychiums

Azalea Ring;  Hydrangeas, Fuchsias, first colchicums starting to appear

Josephines Way;  Dahlias, Cosmos, Cleome,

West Bank;  Rudbeckia, Ligularia, Kniphofia

Old Potting Sheds;  Cestrum parqui,  Amicia zygomeris

Grassy Knoll;   Echinacea,  Rudbeckia,  Colletia armata, Cyclamen

Rose Garden; Roses, Asters, Liquidamber orientalis

Long Dell;  Magnolia delaveyi

Garden of Allah;  Hydrangeas, Kirengeshoma, Willow gentian,

Jack Vass Walk;  Hydrangea paniculata

Nursery Area; Cannas, Eucomis, Roses, Amaryllis belladonna, Schizostylis coccinea


 

For week of 29th August 2016

Paradise Walk; Kniphofia, Cosmos, Perovskia,  Echinacea ‘Fatal Attraction’, Zauschneria californica, aster, geranium

Midsummer Border; Much colour including Roses, Crocosmia, Verbena, Phygelius, Echinops, Achillea

Italian Garden;  Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’, Geraniums, Japanese anemones, Hoheria sexstylosa

Azalea Ring;  Hydrangeas, Fuchsias,

Josephines Way;  Dahlias, Cosmos, Cleome, Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’

West Bank;  Rudbeckia, Ligularia, Kniphofia

Old Potting Sheds;  Cestrum parqui,  Amicia zygomeris

Grassy Knoll;   Crocosmia, Echinacea, Agapanthus, Rudbeckia

Rose Garden; Roses,  Asters

White Garden;  Hydrangea, Veronicastrum, Japanese anemones

Long Dell;  Magnolia delaveyi

Garden of Allah;  Hydrangeas, Kirengeshoma, Willow gentian,

Jack Vass Walk;  Hydrangea paniculata

Nursery Area; Cannas, Eucomis, Agapanthus, Roses


 

For week of 22nd August 2016

Paradise Walk; Kniphofia, Cosmos, Perovskia, , Echinacea ‘Fatal Attraction’, Zauschneria californica, aster, sunflowers

Midsummer Border; Much colour including Roses, Crocosmia, Verbena, Phygelius, Echinops

Italian Garden;  Water Lilies, Erigeron, Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’, Geraniums, Agapanthus,  Saponaria, Japanese anemones, Hoheria sexstylosa

Azalea Ring;  Hydrangeas, Fuchsias, Tetradium daniellii

Josephines Way;  Dahlias, Cosmos, Cleome, Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’

West Bank;  Phlox, Rudbeckia, Ligularia, Kniphofia

Old Potting Sheds;  Solanum, Cestrum parqui,  Indigofera amblyantha, Amicia zygomeris

Grassy Knoll;   Crocosmia, Hebe, Echinacea, Agapanthus, Rudbeckia

Rose Garden; Roses,  Asters

White Garden;  Hydrangea, Hoheria, Phlox, Veronicastrum, Japanese anemones

Long Dell;  Magnolia delaveyi

Garden of Allah;  Hydrangeas, Kirengeshoma, Willow gentian,

Nursery Area; Cannas, Eucomis,  Agapanthus, Roses


 

For week of 15th August 2016

Paradise Walk; Kniphofia, Cosmos, Perovskia, Gladiolus papilio ‘Ruby’, Echinacea ‘Fatal Attraction’, Zauschneria californica

Midsummer Border; Much colour including Roses, Crocosmia, Verbena, Sedums, Echinops

Italian Garden;  Water Lilies, Erigeron, Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’, Geraniums, Agapanthus,  Saponaria, Japanese anemones, Hoheria sexstylosa

Azalea Ring;  Hydrangeas, Fuchsias, Eucryphia, Tetradium daniellii

Josephines Way;  Dahlias, Cosmos, Cleome

West Bank;  Phlox, Rudbeckia, Ligularia, Kniphofia

Old Potting Sheds;  Solanum, Cestrum parqui, Indigofera amblyantha, Eucomis, Amicia zygomeris

Grecian Mound; Cistus, Helianthemum,

Grassy Knoll;   Crocosmia, Crinums, Hebe, Echinacea, Agapanthus

Rose Garden; Roses,  Phlox, Asters

White Garden;  Astilbe, Hydrangea, Hoheria, Phlox, Veronicastrum, Japanese anemones

Long Dell;  Magnolia delaveyi

Garden of Allah;  Astilbes, Hydrangeas, Kirengeshoma, Willow gentian, Eucryphia

Nursery Area; Cannas, Eucomis,  Agapanthus, Roses


 

For week of 8th August 2016

Paradise Walk; Kniphofia, Cosmos, Perovskia, Gladiolus papilio ‘Ruby’

Midsummer Border; Much colour including Roses, Crocosmia, Verbena, Sedums, Echinops

Italian Garden;  Water Lilies, Erigeron, Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’, Geraniums, Agapanthus, Sorbaria, Saponaria, Japanese anemones

Azalea Ring;  Hydrangeas, Hostas , Fuchsias

Josephines Way;  Dahlias, Cosmos. Cleome

West Bank; Phlox, Rudbeckia, Ligularia, Kniphofia

Old Potting Sheds;  Solanum, Cestrum parqui, Indigofera amblyantha, Desfontainea spinosa, Eucomis, Amicia zygomeris

Grecian Mound; Cistus, Helianthemum, Santolina

Grassy Knoll;   Crocosmia, Crinums, Hebe, Echinacea

Rose Garden; Roses,  Phlox, Clematis, Asters

White Garden; Astilbe, Hydrangea, Hoheria, Phlox, Veronicastrum

Long Dell;  Magnolia delaveyi

Garden of Allah; Astilbes, Hydrangeas, Kirengeshoma

Nursery Area; Cannas, Eucomis,  Agapanthus


 

For week of 25th July 2016

General; Hydrangeas and Hostas in flower all around the garden

Paradise Walk; Knifophia, Heleniums

Midsummer Border; Knifophia, Roses, Verbena

Italian Garden;  Water Lilies, Erigeron, Campanula, Alliums, Lavender, Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’, Geraniums, Agapanthus, Sorbaria, Berkheya purpurea.

Azalea Ring;  Hydrangeas, Hostas , Fuchsias

Old Potting ShedsActinidia kolomikta, Solanum, Cestrum parqui, Salvia ‘Hot Lips’, Indigofera amblyantha, Desfontainea spinosa, Lobelia tupa

Grecian Mound; Cistus, Helianthemum, Santolina

Grassy Knoll;   Crocosmia, Hemerocallis, Verbena

Rose Garden; Roses,  Phlox, Clematis, Thalictrum delaveyi, Maackia amurensis

White Garden; Astilbe, Aruncus, Hydrangea, Koelreuteria paniculata

Long Dell;  Magnolia delaveyi

Garden of Allah; Astilbes, Hydrangeas


 

For week of 11th July 2016

General; Hydrangeas and Hostas coming to flower around the garden

Paradise Walk; Much colour, including Knifophia

Midsummer Border; Much colour including Roses and Geraniums

Italian Garden;  Water Lilies, Erigeron, Campanula, Alliums, Alstroemeria, Lavender, Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’

Azalea Ring;  Cornus kousa and other varieties,  Stewartia pseudocamellia, hydrangeas, hostas

Old Potting Sheds;  Actinidia kolomikta, Solanum, Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’, Salvia ‘Hot Lips’, Leptospermum, Indigofera, Desfontainea spinosa, Lobelia tupa

Grecian Mound; Cistus, Helianthemum, Linaria

Grassy Knoll;  Leptospermums, Triteleia, Penstemon, Dierama

Rose Garden; Roses, Alliums, Nepeta, Phlox, Delphiniums, Thalictrum

White Garden; Rosa ‘ Rambling Rector’, Astilbe, Aruncus, Hydrangea

Long Dell;  Magnolia delaveyi,  Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’

Josephines Way; Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’, Cosmos

Rose Garden; Roses and Lavender

Blue Border; Aconitum, Thalictrum, Triteleia, Delphiniums


 

For week of 27th June 2016

General; A few later flowering rhododendrons still flowering around the garden.

Garden Of Allah;  Primulas, Digitalis, Cardiocrinum

Paradise Walk;  Much colour, including Knifophia

Midsummer Border; Much colour including Roses

West Garden;  A few rhododendrons

Italian Garden;  Water Lilies, Erigeron, Campanula

South Lawn;  Catalpa fargesii duclouxii, Rhododendron decorum, Cornus ‘Wisley Queen’

Azalea Ring;  Cornus kousa and other varieties,  Stewartia pseudocamellia, some hydrangeas

Old Potting Sheds;  Actinidia kolomikta, Solanum, Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’, Salvia ‘Hot Lips’, Leptospermum, Indigofera

Grecian Mound; Cistus, Helianthemum, Linaria

Grassy Knoll;  Phlox, Leptospermums, Triteleia

Rose Garden; Roses, Alliums, Nepeta, Phlox, Delphiniums, Thalictrum

White Garden; Rosa ‘ Rambling Rector’, Digitalis, Veronicastrum, Aruncus

Long Dell;  Trachycarpus  fortuneii, Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’

Josephines Way; Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’


 

For week of 13th June 2016

General; Still a number of rhododendrons and azaleas flowering around the garden

Garden Of Allah;  Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Primulas, Berberis, Magnolias still showing some flower; Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’, Deutzia scabra ’Candidissima’, Digitalis

Paradise Walk; Euphorbias, Astrantias, Geraniums, Patrinia, Erigeron

West Garden; Rhododendrons

Italian Garden;  Alliums, Water Lilies

South Lawn;  Catalpa fargesii duclouxii, Rhododendron insigne

Old Rhododendron  Garden; Rhododendron griersonianaum, Philadelphus

Warren Wood / Stephanie’s Glade; Rhododendrons, azaleas, Berberis

Azalea Ring;  Cornus kousa, Stewartia pseudocamellia

Old Potting ShedsActinidia kolomikta, Solanum, Podophyllum Spotty Dotty, Cestrum parqui, Salvia Hot Lips

Grecian Mound; Cistus, Helianthemum

Grassy Knoll;  Sisyrinchium striatus, Iris, Alliums, Phlox, Leptospermums

Rose Garden; Roses, Alliums, Nepeta

White Garden; Rosa ‘ Rambling Rector’

Long Dell;  Cornus controversa, Trachycarpus   fortuneii, Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’


For week of 31st May 2016

Garden Of Allah;  Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Primulas, Berberis, Magnolias obovata, fraseri, officinalis

Paradise Walk;  Euphorbias, Libertias, Tree Paeonies, Astrantias, Geraniums

West Garden;  Rhododendrons

Italian Garden;  Alliums

South Lawn;  Camassias

Old Rhododendron  Garden; Rhododendrons, Azaleas , Magnolia wilsonii, Philadelphus

Warren Wood / Stephanie’s Glade;  Rhododendrons, azaleas, Pocket Handkerchief Tree, Berberis

Azalea Ring; Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Brozzonii’, rhododendrons, deciduous azaleas , Crataegomespilus, Cornus kousa

Old Potting ShedsActinidia kolomikta, Azara spp., Solanum. Moraea

Grecian Mound; Cistus

Grassy Knoll; Libertias, Aquilegias, Gladiolus byzantinus, Sisyrinchium striatus

Rose Garden; Paeonies, Alliums

White Garden; Rosa ‘ Rambling Rector’

Long Dell;  Paulownia tomentosa, Azaleas, Primulas, Cornus controversa, Trachycarpus   fortuneii, Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’


For week of 5th  October 2015

Garden in general; 

Excellent autumn colour on numerous trees and shrubs.

Hydrangeas in flower around the garden particularly in the Azalea Ring and Garden of Allah.

Herbaceous and mixed borders (Paradise Walk, Midsummer Border, Autumn border), still colourful with late flowering perennials such as  asters, sedums, rudbeckias, japanese anemones

Autumn flowering cyclamen are popping up around the garden.

Still some colour in the Rose Garden and other rose borders although roses are now past their peak.

Josephines Way ; Dahlias

Azalea Ring;  Hydrangeas, , Hardy fuchsias, colchicums

Old Potting Sheds; Amicia zygomeris,

Nursery area; Amaryllis belladonna

Italian Garden; hedychiums ( gingers), cosmos

Garden Of Allah;   Hydrangeas,

White Garden;  Hydrangeas, Japanese anemones


For week of 7th  September 2015

Garden in general; – Hydrangeas in flower around the garden particularly in the Azalea Ring and Garden of Allah.

Herbaceous and mixed borders (Paradise Walk, Midsummer Border), still colourful.

Autumn flowering cyclamen are popping up around the garden.

Still some colour in the Rose Garden although roses are now past their initial peak.

(David Austin English roses will continue flowering all through the summer. Gold Standard roses in the Midsummer Border and Border opposite the Peach House are still flowering well).

Josephines Way ; Dahlias

Azalea Ring; Hydrangeas, , Hardy fuchsias, first colchicums just appearing

Old Potting Sheds; Salvias, Amicia zygomeris,

Nursery area; Amaryllis belladonna

Italian Garden; hedychiums ( gingers)

Upper Italian Terrace; Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’

Garden Of Allah;  Hydrangeas, Kirengeshoma palmata

Rose Garden and surrounding borders; Roses and herbaceous plantings,

White Garden; Hydrangeas, Japanese anemones


From 17th  August 2015

Garden in general; – Hydrangeas and Hostas in flower around the garden particularly in the Azalea Ring and Garden of Allah.

Herbaceous and mixed borders (Paradise Walk, Midsummer Border, very colourful.

Still some colour in the Rose Garden although roses are now past their initial peak.

(David Austin English roses will continue flowering all through the summer. Gold Standard roses in the Midsummer Border and Border opposite the Peach House are still flowering well).

Josephines Way ; Dahlias

Azalea Ring; Hydrangeas, Hostas, Hardy fuchsias,

Old Potting Sheds; Cestrum parqui, Amicia zygomeris, Crinum x powellii

Long Dell; Magnolia delaveyi

Italian Garden; Agapanthus

Upper Italian Terrace; Magnolia ‘Kay Parris’

Garden Of Allah;  Hydrangeas

Rose Garden and surrounding borders; Roses and herbaceous plantings,

White Garden; Hydrangeas


Week beginning 6th  July 2015

Garden in general; – Still colour in the Rose Garden although roses are now past their initial peak. (David Austin English roses will continue flowering all through the summer. Gold Standard roses in the Midsummer Border and Border opposite the Peach House are still flowering well).

Hydrangeas and Hostas starting to come into flower around the garden.

Herbaceous and mixed borders (Paradise Walk, Midsummer Border, Blue Border) very colourful.

Azalea Ring; Cornus kousa (Dogwood), Rhododendron decorum, Hardy fuchsias, Aesculus indica (Indian Horse Chestnut)

Grassy Knoll; Hemerocallis, Dierama, Leptospermum

Old Potting Sheds; Roses, Lobelia tupa, Solanum crispum

Italian Garden; water lilies

Long Dell; Magnolia delaveyi

Upper Italian Terrace; Campanulas, Erigeron, Alstroemeria

Garden Of Allah; Astrantia, Primulas, Martagon lilies, Digitalis

Rose Garden and surrounding borders; Roses and herbaceous plantings

White Garden; Rosa ‘Mrs Betty Sherriff’


Week beginning 29th  June 2015

Garden in general; – 

Rose Garden still looking wonderful! Herbaceous borders now colouring up.

Azalea Ring; Cornus kousa (Dogwood) , Stewartia pseudocamellia

Garden of Allah; A few late flowering Rhododendrons, summer flowering Magnolias, Chinese Tulip tree (Liriodendron chinense), Primulas, Astrantias

Warren Wood; Some Rhododendrons and deciduous azaleas

Paradise Walk; Astrantias, Euphorbia, Seseli libanotis, Knifophia

Italian Garden; Water lilies

Grecian Mound; Cistus, Sisyrinchium, Helianthemums

Round Dell; Primulas, Zantedeschias, Hostas

Midsummer Border; Roses, Geraniums, Helianthemums, Phlomis, Geums

Rose Garden; Roses!!

Blue Border; Roses, Geraniums, Thalictrums, Anchusa


Week beginning 22nd June 2015

Garden in general; – Rose Garden at its peak and looking wonderful!

Still a number of later flowering rhododendrons doing their stuff around the garden.

Mediterranean Garden; Cytisus battandieri, Carpenteria californica

Azalea Ring; Cornus kousa (Dogwood) , Stewartia sinensis

White Garden; Rose Rambling Rector

Midsummer Border; Gold Standard Roses, herbaceous

Garden of Allah; A few late flowering Rhododendrons, summer flowering magnolias still have a few flowers, Chinese Tulip tree (Liriodendron chinense), Primulas, Idesia polycarpa

Warren Wood; Some Rhododendrons and deciduous azaleas

Paradise Walk; Astrantias, Euphorbia, Phlomis, Sesili. Kniphofia just opening

Italian Garden; Water lilies

South Lawn; Catalpa fargesii duclouxii

Old Potting Sheds; Indigofera amblyantha, Actinidia kolomikta, Cestrum parqui, lonicera involucrate var. ledbourii, Lobelia tupa just opening

Rose Garden; Roses!!

Blue Border; Geraniums, thalictrums, Anchusa azurea ‘Loddon Royalist’, Nepeta

Long Dell; Rhododendrons, Magnolia officinalis, Philadelphus


Week beginning 15th June 2015

Garden in general; – Rose Garden at its peak and looking wonderful!. Still a number of later flowering rhododendrons doing their stuff around the garden.

Azalea Ring; Cornus kousa (Dogwood) , Stewartia sinensis

Garden of Allah; A few late flowering Rhododendrons, summer flowering magnolias, Chinese Tulip tree (Liriodendron chinense), Himalayan poppies (Meconopsis), Primulas

Warren Wood; Some Rhododendrons and deciduous azaleas

Paradise Walk; Astrantias, Libertia, Euphorbia, Patrinia

Italian Garden; Alliums, Iris, water lilies

Grassy Knoll; Libertia, Alliums,

Round Dell; Primulas, Zantedeschias

Rose Garden; Roses!!

Blue Border; alliums, geraniums, thalictrums, anchusa

Long Dell; Rhododendrons, Cornus controversa, Magnolia officinalis


Week beginning 8th June 2015

Garden in general: Herbaceous borders are just starting to show colour. Philadelphus (fragrant!) in flower around the garden. A few late flowering rhododendrons still doing their stuff.

Azalea Ring; a few deciduous azaleas left in flower. Cornus kousa just starting colour.

Garden of Allah; A few late flowering Rhododendrons, summer flowering magnolias, Chinese Tulip tree (Liriodendron chinense), Himalayan poppies (Meconopsis), Primulas

Warren Wood; Rhododendrons. Pocket Handkerchief tree will last a few more days!

Old Potting Sheds; Azara, Actinidia

Paradise Walk; Astrantias, Libertia, Euphorbia, Patrinia

Italian Garden; Alliums, Iris, water lilies

Grassy Knoll; Libertia, Alliums, Iris

Round Dell; Primulas

Rose Garden / Blue Border; roses now coming into flower – another week to 10 days for it to look at its best; alliums, geraniums, thalictrums,

Long Dell; Rhododendrons, Cornus controversa, Magnolia officinalis


Week beginning 28th May 2015

Garden in general: – Rhododendrons and azaleas. Philadelphus just starting to flower. A few roses just appearing (late June best time).

Azalea Ring; deciduous azaleas

Garden Of Allah; Rhododendrons, azaleas, summer flowering magnolias, Chinese Tulip tree (Liriodendron chinense), Himalayan poppies (Meconopsis), Primulas

Warren Wood; Davidia (Pocket handkerchief tree), rhododendrons, deciduous azaleas. NO MORE BLUEBELLS L!

Old Potting Sheds; Azara, Actinidia

Paradise Walk; Astrantias, Libertia, Euphorbia, Tree Paeonies

Italian Garden; Alliums, Iris

Grassy Knoll; Libertia, Alliums

Upper Italian Garden; Judas Tree (Cercis), Iris, Scilla peruviana, Azara

West Garden; Rhododendrons and azaleas

Round Dell; Primulas

Rose Garden / Blue Border; a few roses, alliums, geraniums, thalictrums, tree paeonies

Long Dell; Foxglove tree (Paulownia), rhododendrons


Week beginning Mon 18th May 2015

Old Rhodo Garden – Rhododendrons, Paeonies

Azalea Ring; Deciduous azaleas, Rhododendrons, Prunus padus (bird cherry) , Halesia carolina (snowdrop tree)

Garden of Allah; Rhododendrons; azaleas; Magnolias fraseri, obovata and officinalis; Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’ just starting to open.

Long Dell; Paulownia tomentosa (Foxglove tree)

West Garden; Rhododendrons and azaleas

Italian Garden; Alliums, Cercis siliquastrum ( Judas Tree)

Paradise Walk; Euphorbias, Libertias, Astrantias, Tree paeonies

South Lawn; Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camassias.

Warren Wood; Bluebells, Davidia involucrata (Pocket Handkerchief Tree)

Blue Border; Alliums, Camassias.


Week beginning Monday May 11th 2015

Garden in general; Rhododendrons and azaleas

Woodland – rhododendrons; Bluebells, Pocket handkerchief tree.

Garden of Allah; Rhododendrons ,Hellebores, Berberis. Magnolia fraseri just opening.

Azalea Ring / Camellia Ring

Deciduous azaleas coming to flower, particularly yellow varieties. Magnolia ‘Brozonnii’ still flowering well.

West Garden – Rhododendrons

Round Dell / Paradise Walk – Euphorbia,

South Lawn / Camellia Walk – Camellias, hellebores, Skimmia, bulbs


Week beginning Monday April 27th 2015

Old Rhododendron Garden / Jack Vass Walk

Rhododendrons, Camellias, magnolias, Skimmias, Daffodils

Azalea Ring / Camellia Ring

Camellias, a few rhododendrons, and cherries. Magnolia ‘Brozonnii’ still flowering well. Emmenopterys henryi young red foliage looking good!

Long Dell; Bluebells, primroses, rhododendrons

Garden of Allah; Rhododendrons, Camellias, Hellebores, Berberis. Magnolia fraseri just opening

Warren Wood; Rhododendrons. Bluebells just coming – another week or so for them to be at their best here.

Stephanies Glade; Rhododendrons, bluebells (more advanced than in Warren Wood)

West Garden – Rhododendrons

Round Dell / Paradise Walk – Euphorbia, Caltha

South Lawn / Camellia Walk – Camellias, Skimmia, bulbs

General; Most early spring magnolias have now gone over – (exceptions noted above). Late spring varieties (in Garden of Allah), are however now just starting.

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