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Looking good in the Garden 

April 2018

Many of the early spring flowers have been affected by the uncharacteristic extremely cold weather we have experienced this year. 

The huge Rhododendron arboreum from the Himalayas can be best viewed from the top of the garden on Lawn Path.  These wonderful tree Rhododendrons have been growing at Trebah for over 130 yrs.  Look out for R. ‘Glory of Penjerrick’ (J13 & J14)* with its deep strawberry red flowers and R. macabeanum (H17)* with huge pale yellow flowers with purple blotches.

Take a stroll along Camellia Walk, Badger’s Walk and Petry’s Path to see the Camellias!  Their beautiful blooms open from November to March and range from deep rich red (C. MacDonald’s Seedling) (B06)* to purest white (C. ‘White Swan’) (I03)*

On Petry’s Path a rare plant from Japan,Stachyurus praecox (I11)* has catkin-like drooping racemes of pale yellow flowers which create an eye-catching display.

April is the month for Magnolias; on Badger’s Walk you’ll find a huge specimen of M. x soulangeana (H13)* in full bloom, numerous M. campbellii ssp. mollicomata dotted around the garden, planted over 20 years ago amongst many other cultivars.


  • *denotes grid ref. on garden map