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


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Stunning Magnolias

Magnolia campbellii

The recent sun and warmth has brought the magnolias into flower.

A huge Magnolia campbellii, at High Beeches,  viewed best from the B2110 outside Handcross, West Sussex.

Magnolia campbellii is native to Bhutan and Nepal and was introduced to the UK in 1865
Magnolia sargentiana robusta Chenault

Magnolia campbellii spp mollicomata Lanarth

Magnolia sargentiana robusta Chenault is
covered in flower.  This tree is a survivor of the storm of l987.  The tree was blown down, it was left on its side and now flowers every year  on the new growth and is a spectacular sight even though it is no longer a beautiful tree.

Magnolia campbelli spp mollicomata Lanarth
just starting to flower a beautiful cyclamen pink.  This magnolia was raised at Lanarth from seed collected by Forrest in

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