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, 10 April 2018



It has been a difficult spring, cold and wet, which has put the garden at least 2 weeks behind.  The daffodils and pretty miniature narcissi are doing their best to brighten up the garden. 

There were very few of the early Rhododendrons in flower for us to show at the Early Rhododendron Competition at the Savill Garden last weekend.  In spite of the challenging weather there was a great deal of competition from amongst others ExburyNymansCaerhays and Minterne.  High Beeches won the most points for a garden in the South East as well as being 2nd in the class for four vases of different ornamental shrubs.

There were some beautiful plants on show .  It is a great opportunity to see the many different forms of species Rhododendrons.

As the weather warms up more and more of the Rhododendrons are coming in to flower and the Cherry blossom will soon be here.  There are carpets of primroses and I was pleased to see that one or two of the fritillaries planted last year are flowering.

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