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Rhododendron Gardens and Rhododendrons - where to see them in 2016

From about mid March onwards you will be able to see spectacular displays of camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. We list a selection of Gardens throughout the country which you can visit. The best time to visit is generally between mid March and early June ( generally best end of April and beginning of May) but please ring the garden beforehand if travelling any distance. Better still why not take a break and stay in one of our recommended hotels

Abbotsbury Gardens

Abbotsbury Gardens, near Weymouth

Dorset, Superb sub tropical Abbotsbury Gardens set in beautiful coastal location close to Chesil Beach.

Achamore Gardens

Achamore Gardens, Isle of Gigha

Argyll and Bute, Achamore Gardens are set on the Isle of Gigha, and is short ferry ride from the mainland.

Antony Woodland Gardens

Antony Woodland Garden, Torpoint

Cornwall, Antony Woodland Gardens An International Camellia Garden of Excellence with a National Collection of Camellia Japonica

Ard Daraich Garden

Ard Daraich Gardens

Inverness-shire, Overlooking Ben Nevis and Glen Coe Ard Daraich is the former holiday home of Contance Spry set in 8 acres of Hill Garden with an important collection of Rhododendrons, Acers and other rare trees and shrubs.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Argyll and Bute, The Ardkinglas Garden is of interest to the plant enthusiast or those wanting a peaceful woodland walk - watch out for the red squirrels!

Gardens in Worcestershire

Arley Arboretum, near Bewdley

Worcestershire, Arley Arboretum is one of the oldest Arboretums in Great Britain.

Arley Hall Garden

Arley Hall Garden, near Northwich

Cheshire, The gardens at Arley Hall date from the 1700s.

The Ascog Fernery is partially set underground

Ascog Hall Fernery Garden, Isle of Bute

Isle of Bute, Ascog Hall, with it's award-winning Victorian fernery and enchanting garden, can be found on the beautiful island of Bute in the Clyde estuary.

Attadale Gardens

Attadale Garden

Ross-shire, Attadale Gardens are an ideal place to visit whether it's Spring, Summer or Autumn.

Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore Botanic Garden, near Dunoon

Argyll and Bute, The mountain-side Benmore Botanic Garden is under the direction of the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden.

Benvarden Garden, County Antrim

Benvarden Garden, Ballymoney

County Antrim, The red brick walled garden at Benvarden Garden features climbers, espalier trained fruit trees. There is a lovely rose garden, herbaceous borders, a box parterre.

Biddulph Grange Gardens

Biddulph Grange Garden

Staffordshire, The garden at Biddulph Grange are perhaps one of the most exciting and unusual gardens

Blickling Hall Garden, Norfolk

Blickling Hall and Gardens, near Norwich

Norfolk, Blickling Hall is a delightful Jacobean House surrounded by superb gardens.

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden, North Wales

Conwy, This is a great garden not to be missed. Bodnant Garden is perched above the River Conwy it has views across the valley to the Snowdonia National Park.

Beautiful Gardens Cornwall

Bonython Estate Gardens, Helston

Cornwall, The beautiful Bonython Estate Gardens covering 20 acresnear Helston have been created by Susan Nathan and are really worth visiting

Beautiful Gardens Sussex

Borde Hill Garden, near Haywards Heath

Sussex, Borde Hill garden is a great place to visit at any time of the year see why

Bowood House Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens, near Chippenham

Wiltshire, Bowood House is the magnificent home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Landsdowne.

Bowood Rhododendron Garden

Bowood Rhododendron Gardens

Wiltshire, This Rhododendron Garden at Bowood House is extensive and has great displays of rhododendrons

Gardens in Perthshire

Branklyn Garden, Perth

Perth, Branklyn Garden in Perth is by a busy main road, on the side of a hill overlooking Perth, but this is a haven of peace and colour.

Branrtwood House and Gardens

Brantwood House and Gardens, Coniston

Cumbria, Brantwood has a series of unusual and experimental gardens laid out by John Ruskin from 1871 – 1886.

Broadleas House Gardens, Devizes

Broadleas Garden, Devizes

Wiltshire, This delightful garden is best early on in the year as it is more like a Cornish Garden.

Beautiful Gardens Lake District

Brockhole Garden and visitor centre

Cumbria, Brockhole has 30 acres of gardens and grounds, designed by Thomas Mawson 1898.

Gardens in Ayrshire - Brodick Castle

Brodick Castle and Gardens, Isle of Arran

Ayrshire, Nestling in the shadow of the impressive Goatfell mountain, Brodick Castle boasts a particular fine example of a woodland garden.

Burncoose Garden & Nursery

Burncoose Gardens and Nurseries, near Redruth

Cornwall, Great plant nursery with informal Spring displays of rhododendrons.

Caerhays Castle Garden

Caerhays Castle Gardens, near Truro

Cornwall, One of the finest places to see rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias. Castle open. A great visit.

Castle Howard and Gardens

Castle Howard and Garden, near York

Yorkshire, The Grounds and gardens at Castle Howard have always impressed visitors with their splendour and variety.

Castle Kennedy Garden

Castle Kennedy and Gardens, near Stranraer

Wigtownshire, Do not miss this great garden at Castle Kennedy . Certainly a must visit.

Cawdor Castle and gardens near Inverness

Cawdor Castle & Garden, near Inverness

Highland, Cawdor Castle is fortunate to have three gardens.

ChirkK Castle and Gardens, Wrexham

Chirk Castle Gardens, near Wrexham

Wrexham, These gardens at Chirk Castle were created from William Emes' designs from the 18th century.

Clyne Gardens

Clyne Gardens, near Swansea

Glamorgan, These 19th century landscaped Clyne Gardens of 50 acres were created by the Vivian family who sponsored plant expeditions overseas.

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