Every week the staff here at Exbury will be compiling their must-sees in the gardens, focusing on different areas or seasonal plants. We hope that you will be able to use this as a snappy guide when visiting and that our favourite viewpoints, blooms and garden features might become your favourites too.
Focus 1st June: wisteria in the Sundial Garden, azaleas surrounding Lionel de Rothschild's memorial font and rhododendrons everywhere!
The wisterias here at Exbury are finally flowering and what a sight to behold this one in the Sundial Garden is! Sit beneath the pergola and look up towards the delicate purple flowers, or look out towards the notable sundial that is usually the centrepiece for this garden, but for now is just the backdrop to our stunning wisteria.
To see this and other wisterias here at Exbury Gardens in bloom, check out this brilliant video:
Some of our rhododendrons are having their final push for flowering in The Glades and are creating the most stunning views across to Exbury House and back again towards Home Wood. Some of the rhododendrons, like the small yellow ones below, are just emerging, so there's a real variety in those that are starting to lose their petals and those that are just coming out.
Within Home Wood you'll find this memorial font to Lionel de Rothschild, the founder of Exbury Gardens. The view here is absolutely stunning with azaleas creating a ring of colour around the outside. It's almost as if it were designed to do just this!
The Centenary Garden is starting to fill out and morph into the stunning summer garden it becomes in July and August. At the far end, these stunning Azalea ‘Blaauw’s Pink’ are blooming. Their signature salmon pink, pruned into neat spheres, create a wonderful backdrop for photographs.
Rhododendrons are blooming all over the gardens, from the far north end by the Steam Railway and Rock Garden, and right down to View Point at the river's edge. Here's a selection of our favourites that are blooming right now in Home Wood, next week we will share our favourites from the northern part of the gardens.
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