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, 6 April 2014


.A thank you to Plantlife for listing High Beeches Garden as one of eleven gardens, in the country, to see wildflowers.  The meadow is already coming into bloom with cowslips and violets.  The meadow is at its peak in June. 

Magnolia denudata
One of the most beautiful magnolias is now in flower, Magnolia denudata also known as the Lily Tree.  It is a large shrub or small tree, as it is here, with pure white, cup shaped, fragrant flowers.  It was introduced from China in l798.

Many of the larger flowered Rhododendrons are now in flower.  Amongst them is
Rhododendron eximium

Rhododendron eximium.  The big, fleshy flowers are tinged with pink and the large, glossy leaves, up to 30 cm long, have an orangy brown indumentum, making this a very attractive plant.

Rhododendron eximium may well be one of the garden's exhibits at the early Rhododendron Show at RHS Wisley on 12th/13th April.

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