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


Monday, 3 November 2014

End of Season

Betula utilis with Nyssa sylvatica in the back ground

The end of the season is always a time for reflection.  We miss our visitors but at the same time we have space to plan for the next season.
Planting will be going ahead in the next few weeks mainly out in Tank Meadow, where Russell and Balint will be planting two small copses and a number of specimen trees.  Two more Prunus will be added to the exisiting collection along with three Betula costata.  The plan is to add to the autumn colour already there provided by two young Nyssas and three
Carpinus with another Carpinus and an Acer Sacchrum.  The Prunus have also been chosen
with autum colour in mind.
Acer palmatum and Magnolia grandiflora, top right
Some of our visitors this year have been very complimentary comparing High Beeches to Sheffield Park.  Thank you to all of you who have visited and enjoyed the garden this year.

I took these photos today with the exception of the fourth which was taken a week or two ago.
There has been heavy rain in the last 24 hours but the sun came through just before the light started to go.  There was a beautiful sunset.
Miscanthus sinensis malepertus

The Garden will be open from 28th March until 1st November, 2015, 1pm - 5pm every day except Wednesdays.  Coaches welcome by appointment at any time.

A particularly good Acer seedling, Sorbus sargentiana, Pinus Montezuma with a background of Fagus sylvatica

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