Take a tour of the Magnolias at Borde Hill Garden

Date Posted: 29/08/2013

Borde Hill Garden’s magnolias are set to make a dramatic appearance in early spring 2014, and a school trip to the gardens can include a guided tour of the flowery spectacle.

Head gardener Andy Stevens said: “Last year’s flower display was stunning and we are looking forward to a similar display this spring. The Magnolia Campbellii in the Azalea Ring is a sight to behold.”

Andy will be giving guided tours to pre-booked school groups between 24th March and 18th April, highlighting the history and importance of the numerous magnolias growing at Borde Hill.

Most of them are the original plants collected by the Great Plant Hunters and planted over 80 years ago by the garden's founder Colonel Stephenson R. Clarke.

Other plants to enjoy this time of the year are early flowering rhododendrons, camellias, pieris, mahonias, crocus, daffodils, leucojum, primroses and large collection of hellebores.

For further school trip information visit www.bordehill.co.uk.

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