High Beeches Gardens picked out for rhododendron growing

Royal Horticultural Society's Rhododendron, Camellias and Magnolias Group 2010 Handbook recommends High Beeches Gardens.

High Beeches Gardens representative Sarah Bray said: "High Beeches is an amazing garden with many beautiful rhododendrons.  We work very hard to grow these plants so that their true beauty can be seen and admired.  It is very rewarding that the quality and beauty of our plants has been recognised.  We hope that many people will enjoy seeing our Rhododendrons in all their glory, this year."

High Beeches Gardens has reopened for the 2010 season and is open every day 1-5pm except Wednesdays.

David Millais, a member of the RHS Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias Committee and owner of Millais Nurseries said: "Go to High Beeches Gardens in Sussex to see rhododendron plants on a good spacing, where they have room to develop and show their true characteristics."

High Beeches Gardens is a 11ha woodland and water garden in West Sussex. Rhododendrons will be in flower from mid-April through to the end of May.

Examples include Rh. Hulabaloo which was bred at High Beeches, Rh. Montroseanum, named after a late Duchess of Montrose and introduced by Frank Kingdom-Ward in 1925, Rh. Macabeanum, which was also introduced by the plant hunter Frank Kingdom-Ward in 1928.  Rh. neriiflorum was introduced to this country in 1910 by George Forrest, another eminent plant hunter.

For the first time, on June 26 and 27 High Beeches Gardens will be hosting a Wildflower and Wildlife Weekend, during which a number of experts will be on hand to give free guided tours and to answer questions. 



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