They include Camellia sasanqua that blooms up to Christmas. The garden has several cultivars with flowers in shades of pink and white.
Meanwhile, in flower in January are Daphne bholua planted in groups to create pools of fragrance and blocks of Lonicera fragrantissima.
Another favourite is Cornus alba contrasted with the white stems of Rubus cockburnianus 'Goldenvale'. The shrub that is a true star, says the team is Viburnum betuifolium with arching pale-brown branches and red berries.