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


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Early Spring 2014

Rhododendron ririei


It stopped raining this morning, for a while, and the sun shone.   It almost felt like Spring.

There are several plants in flower including Hamamelis mollis, Crocus tommasinianus, Primroses, Snowdrops and Mahonia.

Two early flowering Rhododenrons are looking good in the sunlight:- 

Rhododendron ririei, an early flowering mauve species introduced by Ernest Wilson and Rhododendron Nobleanum a hybrid between Rh. arboreum and Rh.caucasicum.

The narcissus cyclamineus will soon be in flower and there is a plenlty of flower bud on the magnolias promising a fine display.

High Beeches Garden is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the planting of a number of plants by Col Giles Loder in 1914.  There will be a Centenary Breakfast on Saturday 17th May followed by a tour of the centenary plants led by the Curator and Gardener in Charge.  For more details call 01444 401589.

The garden opens on Saturday 15th March.
Rhododendron nobleanum

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