Highdown Gardens is one of the least known about gardens in the area, but it is one that offers a unique collection of rare plants and trees. In fact the whole garden has been deemed a National collection.
The garden looks its best in spring and early summer when there is a colourful succession of spring bulbs such as Snowdrops, Crocus, Anemones and Daffodils followed by Paeonies and Bearded Iris.
Hellebores and daffodils are amongst the many delights on show in the beds, and throughout the Gardens.
Scilla peruviana has such a beautiful flower. It can be forgiven for having such untidy leaves.
Two of our most popular trees with our visitors in late Spring. The Handkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata) on the left and the Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum) on the right.