This enormous rhododendron is the largest of over 120 different varieties in this garden.
We don’t know the variety of this rhododendron but it is by far the largest in the garden and it flowers very reliably too. Sometimes it is absolutely covered in pink flowers so that it is hard to see any of its leaves. We’ve seen it from the air, having taken off in a plane from Aberdeen airport, it is so massively pink!
After flowering the petals fall so thickly that the ground is entirely covered.
The earliest rhododendron here sometimes flowers before Christmas and the latest in August – so for well over half the year at least one of them is in flower.
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Some kind words from our previous guests…
“We had such a lovely stay at the castle for the Luthman/Snell wedding. The breakfasts, cocktail hours and our dinner on Sunday evening were all equally wonderful and fit for Royalty! Thank you so much for the hospitality and making us feel so welcome in your castle-home”. April 2016