First time flowering at Trewidden!

This is Polyspora speciosa from Southern China and Vietnam. It is closely related to Camellia and this is the first time it has flowered at Trewidden. 06/03/19

Magnolia delavayi


Found at altitude in the Himalayan fringes of south west China, Magnolia delavayi is a summer flowering evergreen tree, which produces large waxy, cream coloured blooms. The specimen at Trewidden is just coming into flower and can be found in the Higher Garden.

Shade Tolerant Grass

One of the plants of the moment is Milium effusum ‘Aureum’ or Bowles’s golden grass. It is one of the few grasses that thrive in dappled shade or in an area that does not get direct sunlight. As the foliage emerges it has a wonderful yellow/gold colouring which steadily turns green as the season progresses.

Great Gardens Spring Story

Beautiful Belle

Magnolie ‘Trewidden Belle’ is now in flower and is looking spectacular.

Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’

Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ is one of the latest to flower during the season and bears fragrant flowers on a large handsome shrub. A superb garden plant.

Impatiens tinctoria

Native to the uplands of central Africa, from Ethiopia through to Tanzania this herbaceous perennial has white flowers suffused with dark red and is quite hardy here at Trewidden.

Fuchsia excorticata

Fuchsia excorticata

A small deciduous tree or shrub that is native to New Zealand where it goes by the Moari name of Kotukutuku.

When mature it has loose papery cinnamon coloured bark which hangs in strips and is highly ornamental.

The purple/red flowers are also most unusual – these are followed by black/purple berrys.

Rhododendron 'Tally Ho'

Rhododendron „Tally Ho“

A medium sized hybrid with bright orange/scarlet flowers in late spring/early summer.

This Rhododendron is not very hardy in the very North of the UK.