Mount Congreve – another view

Last Sunday I posted about the fabulous garden at Mount Congreve in Waterford. The photos were largely views of the garden but these can only give a hint of the greatness there because it is so densely planted. So, as promised, here are a few more photos, this time of individual plants. I cannot label all of them because so few plants are named in the garden and I just wouldn’t like to guess what rhodos they are in what is probably the world’s finest collection. So I hope you just enjoy them and are encouraged to add what must be one of the world’s greatest gardens to your bucket list!

Red rhododendron

Red rhododendron

A mass of Japanese acers

A mass of Japanese acers

Big-leaf rhododendron

Big-leaf rhododendron

Pink camellia

Pink camellia

mount congreve flowers17

Magnolia x soulangeana cultivar

Magnolia x soulangeana cultivar

Cherry and pieris

Cherry and pieris

magnolia

magnolia

White Fritillaria meleagris

White Fritillaria meleagris

Another big-leaf rhodo

Another big-leaf rhodo

Rhodo

Rhodo

and another rhodo

and another rhodo

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Under a big magnolia

Under a big magnolia

Path lined with flowers

Path lined with flowers

Pink pieris

Pink pieris

New leaves on Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissima'

New leaves on Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissima’

Magnolias and Berberis

Magnolias and Berberis

Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’

Japanese azalea

Japanese azalea

 

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6 Comments on “Mount Congreve – another view”

  1. Chloris
    April 26, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    What a wonderful Spring garden.

  2. Meriel
    April 26, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    Lovely photos. Any idea of the name of the lavender Rodo, 12 th photo down, ‘and another rhodo’? You might be interested to know Curator, Michael White is doing talk next Tues, Foxrock Garden Club.

    • thebikinggardener
      April 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

      Thank you for that. Not sure if I can make it but good to know 🙂

    • thebikinggardener
      April 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

      I can only guess at what the no 12 rhodo is. I would call it R. augustinii or a hybrid of that if I was pressed but as I say there was no label

  3. sueturner31
    April 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Now that’s what I call a spring garden…Thanks for sharing…..

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