Rowallane's rhododendrons

Rhodes

Did you know that some of the 1500 rhododendrons at Rowallane Garden have been here since the Rev John Moore planted them over 100 years ago?

Rev John Moore nephew, Hugh Armytage Moore, who inherited the garden in 1903, was an avid plant collector and with the help of expert plant hunters (who often risked their lives seeking out these treasures) he developed the collection until his death in 1955.We are extremely lucky to have a huge range of diverse and unusual species here, ranging from the smallest almost bonsai to the tallest of trees.

Historically our collections of Rhododendrons has always been a thing of great pride for the gardens.
Our collections of Rhododendrons has always been a thing of great pride for the gardens, Hugh Armytage Moore would have to have the photograph commissioned, Perhaps this could have been this prize Rhododendron.  This Our collections of Rhododendrons has a
 

All year round

Rhododendrons can be seen flowering at Rowallane throughout the year, even when much of the garden is still in its winter sleep. The purple pink blooms of the delightful rhododendron mucronulatum stand out against the yellow walls of the house as early (or late) as December.

Look out for the gorgeous, creamy, waxy blooms of rhododendron macabeanum while you’re driving up the avenue. The delicately scented blooms of rhododendron ‘cilipinense’ and rhododendron moupinense dotted about the garden are a welcome sight in the early stages of spring.

Beautiful pale pink flowers, flushed deeper pink in January-February. One of the earliest species to bloom and able to withstand a few degrees of frost. Drought resistant.
Beautiful pale pink flowers, flushed deeper pink in January-February. One of the earliest species to bloom and able to withstand a few degrees of frost. Drought resistant.

We have a stunning display throughout the garden but particularly on the spring ground which lasts from early spring until late summer starting with the cool whites, pinks and mauves of the delicate rhododendron triflorums in the spring, through to the yellows, pinks and reds of the summer, many filling the air with their delicious fragrance.

 

Be sure to come along this spring to Rowallane and Spot all the lovely pinks and whites that can be seen all throughout the gardens garden this spring and summer.