Craig and Aimee of Kinging-It take a week-long tour of The Coastal Way, from Llŷn to Pembrokeshire.
About Upton Castle Gardens
SPRING is heralded at Upton Castle Gardens by the flowering of the magnificent 40ft Magnolia Campbelli planted in 1937. Snowdrops, daffodils and narcissi abound and the many camellias, rhododendrons and rare magnolias which are a special feature of these gardens at this time of year are a riot of colour.
The unusually large Handkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata) and the ancient wisteria can be seen in early summer. At this time too, the bluebells make a magnificent show in the woods. The tranquil rose garden and the long herbaceous border are at their best a little later on and both maintain colour and interest for a long period. . Other flowering trees and shrubs including theLiriodendron, Crinodendron and Eucryphia also flower in this season.
The Hydrangeas continue with their welcome splash of colour in early autumn while the Acers and other ornamental trees take over later on with their glowing autumnal hues.
There is plenty of interest even in the depth of winter. The first Rhododendron starts to flower in late November and Drymis winterii, Parrotia persica and Hammamilla mollis show their flowers early in January through to February.
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