Rhododendrons where they belong – in 450 acres

OK, so I’ll eat some of my words….

Last weekend we went to a wedding at Gregynog Hall in Powys, Wales. We walked around the gardens and I have to say that they were very impressive  with lots of woodland, ancient oaks and beech trees and some of the acres were huge (for acers), the largest Monkey Puzzle tree I’ve seen and the rhododendrons were also wonderful – see pictures below.  

It seemed we were there at just the right time, virtually every flower out and a great selection of colours.

Of course, they have 450 acres to play with, so they have the space for a huge and impressive display and boy, did they have one.  So, congratulations to everyone for the gardens and if you’ve got 450 acres too then plant some rhododendrons (and wait for 100 years for them to spread like these have.Image

(Though I’m still not convinced if you have a small garden, tbh).

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