The rhododendron avenue at Ashridge has been looking sensational for the past few weeks. Unfortunately it is just beginning to go over now, it’s been at its peak for so long that I’m quite sad to see it go!
I took these photos over a series of beautiful sunny evenings, I love wandering around the gardens when no one else is around – it feels like I’m the only person on the planet.
The Sequoiadendron avenue looks even more dramatic behind the vibrant rhododendron bushes, Ashridge House draws the eye directly down the avenue as a winning focal point.
Rhododendron Avenue with Ashridge House in the distance
Young rhododendron plants were planted at the end of the avenue last year, they look so cute with flowers almost as big as the plant itself!
Young rhododendron plants
I adore the cerise pink flowers the most, instead of the red variety. I am a fan of the lilac purple ones too however, at Ashridge I’m spoilt for choice!
When my parents came up for Chelsea they saw the rhododendrons looking their best, which they were happy about. I take for granted how lucky I am to have Ashridge as my back garden sometimes, when I show people round it suddenly dawns on me how spectacular the place is.
More rhododendron shots
I hope you enjoyed the photos. 🙂