Magnolias at Mount Congreve

There was a break in the weather on Saturday so I dashed to Mount Congreve in the hope that I would catch the Magnolia campbellii in bloom. The garden has probably the best collection of these remarkable trees in the world and I missed them last year. They flower so early that the weather can play havoc with them and this year it has been windy, wet and even frosty so I knew I was not going to see them at their best. But even so they were spectacular. I have written about the garden enough in the past so I will let the photos do the talking but in case you need more information this is a past post:


This is the magnolia walk – mostly lined with Magnolia x soulangeana


A few other things apart from magnolias.

Rhododendron montroseanum

Rhododendron montroseanum

Rhododendron montroseanum

Rhododendron montroseanum








Magnolia campbellii 'Betty Jessel'

Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’


spooky tree

spooky tree


Macro Monday April 11 Answer

macro april 17

This was just a humble pansy (viola). Well done if you got it right.

macro april 172


Did you realise?

Today is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day? And Licorice Day

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6 Comments on “Magnolias at Mount Congreve”

  1. derrickjknight
    April 12, 2016 at 8:06 am #

    More good pics. Kicking myself over pansy. Thanks for following

  2. Mary Tobin
    April 12, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    We were there last Tuesday and the magnolias are amazing. Magnolia ‘John Congreve’ on the Bell Gate Lawn is looking great at present. There are some beautiful Magnolias on the Margnolia Walk, a huge flowered sargentiana var. robusta.

  3. ontheedgegardening
    April 12, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Wow, that magnolia walk! Wonderful photo, I expect it is even more spectacular in real life. 🙂

  4. joy
    April 12, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    out of this world . oooooo grilled cheese sandwich may be for lunch lol

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