The Secret Garden is an area hidden between the avenue and the arboretum. It is home to many varieties of Azaleas, Rhododendrons (including the early flowering Rhododendron Sinogrande), Meconopsis, ferns, Cardiodrinum Lilies, Dogwood, Magnolia, Hydrangea and much...
The Meconopsis or Blue Poppy takes some work to cultivate. It likes an acid soil. We collect the seeds in the autumn, keep them in the fridge until Spring and propagate in the tunnel until ready for planting. They are well worth the effort.
Some of the many rhododendron’s and azaleas in the garden in May.
This damp and shaded area of the garden is the ideal home for Candelabra Primulas, Skunk Cabbage, Rhododendron Sinogrande and Bamboos.