Beautiful blooms

Summer fowers

Summer is here and A la Ronde is looking beautiful. Our gardener and garden volunteers have been busy planting, weeding and pruning to make the beds look colourful and full of summer blooms.

With summer upon us, the grounds at A la Ronde become a vision of colour and incredible fragrances.  With four main areas to tend to, the gardening team has worked tirelessly to enrich your experience during your visit by adding colour and fragrance to the flower beds and borders. 

The Centenary walk offers beautiful views over the Exe estuary, with carefully place seating where you can relax and enjoy the view.  This summer sees a blaze of Caryopteris ‘Heavenly Blue’ in the borders along the walk.  These will be at their best in late summer and are loved by bees and butterflies alike.

The main bed outside the house will be home to:

Hibiscus ‘Blue Bird’ which flowers in late summer and has a violet-blue flower

Dicentra ‘Bleeding heart’, a Chinese plant with red heart-shaped flowers with white tips

Granny's bonnet which greets us early summer with dark plum-purple flowers

Fuchsias with their very attractive, usually pendent flowers

The Perimeter path around the wild flower meadow has displays of Deutzia, Philadelphus, Lilac and Gueldar rose.

The Coachman’s border is full of Dahlias, Rudbeckia and fragrant Sweet Peas.