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Our favourite April Plants

R Yunnanense Thumb Rhododendrons

Too many beautiful plants to single out anyone in particular.

Magnolia Sprengeri Diva Thumb

Magolia sprengi 'Diva'

The biggest Magnolia at Ness, and introduced fom Chinia in 1901 

Lathraea Clandestina Thumb

Purple toothwort

A parasitic plant only seen in spring!

Lysichiton Americanus Thumb

Skunk Cabbage

A striking spring flowring plant of wet soils


Cowslips Fran Rarefield Thumb


A nostalgic symbol of the once flower-rich pastures of rural Britain