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Exceptional year for Rhododendrons at the Dorothy Clive Garden (17th May 2013)

Exceptional year for Rhododendrons at the Dorothy Clive Garden

Rhododendrons are now in full bloom and looking spectacular at the Dorothy Clive Garden.

Curator, Marcus Chilton-Jones, said, ‘The dense flowering and vibrant colours of the Rhododendrons, which fill our Quarry Garden, are looking absolutely exceptional this year. The wet summer of 2012 has given us the best flowering year that I have seen so far at the Dorothy Clive Garden. This is because the Rhododendron bud initiates at least 9 months before flowering, and last years deluge has created an exceptional year for these thirsty plants; colour is dripping off every branch!  So come and see the riot of colour these showy plants are putting on this May!’

The 12 acre garden, initially conceived by Colonel Harry Clive for the love for his wife Dorothy, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and has evolved continually since 1940 and hosts a huge variety of trees, shrubs, bulbs, plants, perennials and climbers.

The Dorothy Clive Garden is open every day until 30th September 2013 from 10.00am to 5.30pm. The garden tearoom will be open from 11.00am to 5.00pm daily.

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