Rhododendrons

The Magical Landscapes of Disneyland Paris

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  There is something especially delightful about going on a holiday that one hasn’t organised. Perhaps it’s the element of surprise, or the ability […]

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018

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As great days out go, I rank a visit to the Cornwall Spring Flower Show up there with Chelsea and Sissinghurst. It’s a special […]

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Stourhead Revisited

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  “We reached Stourhead at 3 o’clock. By that time the sun had penetrated the mist, and was gauzy and humid ….. Never do […]

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Rhododendron Rebound

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  Although I’ve never been able to grow them well, rhododendrons have always held a special place in my heart. I grew up visiting […]

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The American Garden, Saltwood, Kent

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Primped and polished gardens are all very well (we’ll be seeing a lot of them at Chelsea in a few days’ time) but for […]

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Sandling Park Open Garden 2015

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The chance to view the extraordinary collection of rhododendrons and azaleas built up by the Hardy family at Sandling Park in Kent is one of […]

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Trengwainton Gardens, Cornwall

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From a very early age my parents took me and my sister to visit gardens. I like to think the reason was to cultivate […]

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Great Balls of Fire – Sandling Park in May

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There was such an extraordinary amount going on in May that I am now working through a draft post pile-up. In contrast to the scarcity […]

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Kentish Belles

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Over the next couple of weekends, two of Kent’s most beautiful and enigmatic gardens will be opening their gates to the curious public. Both reveal their secrets […]

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Sandling Park Open Day 2014

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Spring 2013 arrived fashionably late. This was convenient for us, as we’d been travelling in Bhutan during the prime time for camellias, rhododendrons and […]

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