Capability Brown Parkland and Rhododendron Walks
The most beautiful garden of our garden visit trip ! If you have to visit only one chose this one ! Even with the weather not on our side the walk was enjoyable.
The recoded price for adult is not up to date : £10 for house and garden, £13 with the Rhododendron walk.
As it wasn't possible to visit just the gardens and £8.40 is a bit steep to admire two terraces, the Rhododendron Woods were a good alternative.
It is a glorious woodland, generously planted with a lot of the fragrant Rhodo. Loderi cultivars amongst many other lovely cvs. The most exquisite fragrance... rich vanilla exuded from great bushes of Rhododendron Kewense sp. were intoxicating.
Drifts of bluebells acted as a lovely footmark to the rich voluminous dollops of flower from the Rhodos.
The grounds are enjoying additional plantings of choice trees - I hadn't heard of or seen Cornus rutgersensis Ruth Ellen so had to bone up on it aided by Hilliers Manual.
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