"Excitement around every corner
- a true gardeners delight" C.Sanders, Hampshire
Outside the Visitors Centre some of the southern hemisphere plants are starting to flower; Correa backhouseana commonly known as Australian Fuchsia, Grevillea rosmarinifolia which has needle-like leaves and is easily mistaken for Rosemary and Grevillea victoriae (named after Queen Victoria and known as the Royal Grevillea) with showy clusters of bright apricot flowers.
At the very top of Lawn Path look out for the highly unusual bright turquoise berries surrounded by maroon calyces (modified leaves) on the Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii from Japan and China.
At the top of Beach Path by the Water Garden exotic looking terrestrial bromeliads from Chile are showing colour. Fascicularia bicolor is related to the Pineapple and in autumn the leaf bases turn vivid red with pale-blue flowers at the centre.
Emerging yellow blossoms borne in winter on spikes of Mahonia x media Charity are on Fox Path and nearby, at the beginning of Radiata Path the oldest camellia at Trebah, Camellia sasanqua Crimson King believed to be over 90 yrs old heralds in the camellia season with its bright red flowers.
At the bottom of the garden some of the Hydrangeas are still flowering.