A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, sensitively planted to enhance the natural landscape. A botanical treasure trove and classic English idyll make High Beeches one of the finest gardens in the South East


Sunday, 12 May 2013

A great place to see Rhododendrons

Rhododendron Matador

'Rhodos rule' an article by Robin Lane Fox, in the Financial Times on Saturday 11th May, extolling the virtues of the Rhododendron.   He advocates visiting some well known Rhododendron gardens to see the Rhodos in their full glory.
Many of the Rhodos he mentions can also be seen here at High Beeches Garden including many of those bearing the Loder name.

High Beeches is the original Loder Garden.  The Loder Family bought High Beeches in the 1860's and continued to garden here until l968 when the Boscawens bought the garden and it is now managed by High Beeches Gardens Conservation Trust.

Three beauties. Rhododendron hybrids Moonstone, Elsae and Elizabeth

Rhododendrons on Forrest's Bank
Amongst them are Rhodo russatum and Rhodo campylogynum
These are just some of the stunning Rhodos to be seen at High Beeches.

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