Dont forget to visit the ‘Punch bowl’ in the Valley Gardens
I have made two trips this week to the Valley Gardens at Virginia Water to see the Azaleas – they are stunning – I urge you to go and see for yourselves! Even in the miserable drizzle the colours are luminous.
Sir Eric Savill began to plant the valleys after World War 2 and a key factor was to select plants that would thrive in the sandy, poor, free draining soil – Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Acers.
The bright green new foliage on the Acers contrasts perfectly with the strong Azalea colour – I love the acid green and pink combination.
The filigree Acer foliage also completes the picture – what a delightful sight! The cool weather will prolong the spectacle so you have another few weeks to go and view….