Its a wonderful year for Rhododendron. The sheer brightness of the evergreen azaleas (now Rhododendron) and the scent from the likes of R.'Lady AliceFitzwilliam', the Loderi group and Rhododendron maddeni varieties makes it a joy to work in the garden.

If there is a "Best time" to visit the garden now would be high on the list.

Add to all this colour and scent the slow unfurling of the new fern thronds giving an almost prehistoric show and the whole garden is just magical.