"Excitement around every corner
- a true gardeners delight" C.Sanders, Hampshire
Early March 2015
On the Main Lawn the large stand of Acacia pravissima from Australia is on the verge of flowering and further down on Beach Path Acacia dealbata, the popular yellow mimosa is lighting up the valley. On Petrys Path, there is a grey/purple leaved variety, Acacia baileyana Purpurea (H06) in bloom.
Some of the giant Rhododendron arboreum are just showing colour, R.arboreum Blood Red (F08) on Radiata Path is literally on fire when the sun shines through its petals.
At the top of the Chilean Coomb our champion tree (tallest in the UK) Magnolia campbellii from the Himalayas is flowering at the top and is a wonderful sight against a blue sky. Below, on the banks of the Coomb there is a profusion of daffodils and narcissi starting to open up.
Along Camellia Walk, Badgers Path and Petrys Path the Camellias with flowers ranging from white through to deep red are looking beautiful. Many are named and we have a total of over 70 different varieties.