Winter fragrance in Lanhydrock's garden

Daphne 'Jacqueline Postill' flowering in the garden at Lanhydrock

While the golden leaves still lay on the ground under the trees, one special shrub lets us know it's really winter.

Lanhydrock really is a garden for all seasons. In spring it's full of rhododendron, magnolia and camelia blooms; in summer the formal parterre is brightened with begonias and in autumn the acers and parrotia trees turn red and gold; and winter? Winter is the time for fragrance to take centre stage.

What's looking good?

Flowering throughout the winter in the higher garden are the daphne shrubs. 'Jacquline Postill' is in full bloom and filling the air with its glorious scent. It's surprising that such small flowers can have such a heavy fragrance but this Jasmine-esque perfume is dramatic and uplifting.

" Just follow your nose to find it. You'll definitely smell this shrub before you see it!"
- Tommy Teagle

Keep an eye out for...

The first snowdrops start to emerge in the garden soon after Christmas, so look out for them as you walk around the garden. We love to see your pictures so if you see any snowdrops please share them on our social media feeds.