A Walk in the Garden

High Beeches Garden has just reopened after the winter, and we went for a walk round the garden to see what is in flower. ย I am very good at mainly noticing Camellias ๐ŸŒบ and Magnolias ๐ŸŒธ, somehow I always get drawn to them. ย However, if you look past the flourishes of Camellia flowers there are rather a lot of other fun things to be found, in all sorts of colours.

The Rhododendrons ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบare starting to flower and there are some magnificent ones – I always find it amazing the difference in size between these trees, there are absolutely tiny ones such as the Rhododendron racemosum, sitting right next to Rhododendron macabeanum, whose flowers I always think looks more like an animal than vegetable.

I was particularly taken with the white star shaped flower on the Rhododendron quinquefolium โญ๏ธ and also the Grevillea ‘Canberra Gem’, which looks so pretty in flower, and seems so unexpected, the contrast of dark green and bright red โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š.

The cherry blossom ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ is starting to appear and we found Prunus Sargentii, an excellent purply pink, and also the Montezuma Pine (such a good name) has cones on it ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ˜.

There is so much to see, and this is only the beginning – it will be in full bloom before too long ๐Ÿ˜Š.

If you want to read more about the garden in detail – the blog, written by Sarah Bray, has all sorts of details about the garden and the plants –ย High Beeches Garden blog.

Alice xxx

Grevillea ‘Canberra Gem’
Prunus Sargentii
Berberis lologensis
Rhododendron x ‘Seta’
Rhododendron quinqefolium
Rhododendron Irroratum ‘Polka Dot’
Camellia Japonica with plant hunter in the background
A primrose
Pieris Formosa ‘Jermyn’
Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’
Viburnum Chingii
Montezuma pine and pinecone โค๏ธ