It’s Rhododendron and Azalea Time

Many of the rhododendrons and azaleas in the woodlands at Great Comp were planted by the gardens creators, Roderick and Joyce Cameron in the 1950/60s and the 1970s.

A fan of these East Asian shrubs, they was determined to bring splashes of colour to the woodland areas of the garden and if they were still with us today, they would be so pleased at how these special flowering spring shrubs bring so much joy to visitors.

‘The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague’
With bright crimson-red flowers and dark spotting inside, is a stunning beauty and one of our favourites in the woodland at Great Comp Garden.  Her waxy green leaves and crimson flowers call you onwards down the woodland pathway towards The Temple. This rhododendron is tough and hardy and an easy one to grow.  Jean grows to a height of 2 metres in 10 years so is a great option for screening or a hedge. This specimen (pictured below) is growing on the hedgerow that borders Great Comp and the neighbouring farm.  >>