We had a chance to visit the Rhododendron Species Foundation this weekend. We first started visiting the garden in the late '70s while G was at school. The history is very interesting. We were very interested in Rhododendrons after we returned to Seattle and learned a lot about the original plant explorers who collected the plants in the Himalaya mountains for gardens in England. The garden influenced a trip we made to England. We designed our 1985 trip around the gardens in Cornwall to see some of original Rhododendron collections.
But our interested wanned in Rhododendrons and we stopped visiting. It was only recently that I had a chance to visit the garden again. G was doing a plant sale and I stopped in. Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous.
I really enjoy the woodland plants that have been collected and added to the garden. Slowing down and looking closely at the beds - you can be amazed at the woodland wonders that can be found.