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


Friday, 3 May 2013

Camellias and Magnolias

Camellia williamsii Donation
perhaps the most beautiful camellia raised this century
Two camellias and two magnolias looking their best in the Garden at the moment.

There is so much to see - the garden changes everyday.

It is an extraordinary year for primroses and cowslips.  There are literary carpets of primroses and there have never been so many cowslips in the meadow.  It promises to be a superb year for the native wildflowers and the bluebells will be in full flower next week.
Camellia reticulata

Magnolia Alexandrina 

There are more Rhododenrons out every day;
Rh. niveum, Rh. sino grande, Rh. thomsonii,
Rh. Jenny, Rh. fargesii, Rh. morii, Rh. calophytum, Rh. reticulatum, Rh. Queen Wilhemina,  Rh.caloxanthum, Rh. uvarifolium,
Rh Barclay Fox to name just a few.

The later flowering magnolias have survived the frost and are looking glorious.  In addition to these two Magnolia stellata, Magnolia kobus, Magnolia lennei, Magnolia Star Wars and Magnolia veitchii are in full flower.

Magnolia Leonard Messel 

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