Yesterday, being such a warm and sunny day, was a perfect day for a National Garden Scheme garden visit.
Which garden to choose, that was the question. There were so many open – eight in Hampshire and six in Surrey. Should it be near or far? Hampshire or Surrey? We plumped for Surrey, and for local over far.
Result, we visited Westways Farm, Gracious Pond Road, Chobham. Described as a,
6 acre garden surrounded by woodlands planted in 1930s with mature and some rare rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias, underplanted with bluebells, lilies and dogwood; extensive lawns and sunken pond garden.
The outstanding feature of Westways Farm are the collection of mature rhododendrons and azaleas set in a woodland setting. The colours of the azaleas were enchanting, plus the tea and cake were what I always look orward too. Here are my photos of our visit, focus naturally on rhodos and azaleas.