Exbury Gardens are particularly inviting at this time of year:
Colour is creeping into every area of the Gardens with a good show from the deciduous & evergreen Azaleas and Rhododendrons, especially Rh. ‘Naomi’ by Gilbury Bridge.
From Home Wood Main Path to Top Pond there is lots of colour from Rhododendrons – look out for Rh. ‘Hawk Crest’ – a brilliant yellow Exbury hybrid, Rh. ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ with large pink trusses and Rh ‘Kilimanjaro’.
By Top Pond the deciduous Azaleas and the candelabra Primulas of P. beesiana & P. pulverulenta are looking good. The wedding cake shrub Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’ with layers of white lacecap flowers is flowering below Top Pond and by the Railway Station.ybrid along wit
The Chinese Pocket Handkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata) is in full flower above the Stone Bridge Path to Daffodil meadow route.
The American Garden is looking very good with a colouful mix of Azaleas and Rhododendrons in flower. Don’t miss the yellow flowering Laburnum x watererii ‘Vossii’ and the Wisteria sinensis coming into flower in the large Yew Tree opposite North Station.
Look out for Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Cameo’ by Lovers Lane Crossroads which is spectacular.
The bluebells in the woodland areas are looking very good.
There is always interest and colour in the Herbaceous Border and Sundial Garden where the Wisteria floribunda ‘Macrobotrys’ is coming into flower.