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As I tend to revisit Hever Castle regularly, I have created this second page to avoid the delays of downloading too many thumbnails at one time on a single sheet

Hever Castle Spring 2006
The spring display at Hever unfolds gradually between the months of March until May. Every month there are new displays to see some in a natural setting and others planted in beds for maximum effect.
The progression is from carpets of snowdrops and crocus, followed by daffodils, pansies hyacinths and camellias and finally late tulips, rhododendrons, azaleas and wisteria.

We are then ready to commence again with the varied summer bedding
Hever Castle daffodil hill Hyacinth Beds Tulip beds in the Italian Garden
Hever early tulips Hever drifts of mixed daffodils Spring in the Italian Garden

Hever Castle Spring 2007
When William Waldorf Astor bought Hever Castle in 1903, there had already been some attempts at creating a garden around the castle. The last tenants Captain and Mrs. Sebright, had , in about 1900, already commissioned Joseph Cheal and Son to lay out the gardens around the castle. However their work did not fit in with great scheme envisaged by Astor and their work disappeared, to be replaced between 1904 and 1908 as we see them today.
hever Castle Daffodils Tulips in the Italian Garden 2007 Camelias 2007

Rose Garden view No. 1Hever Castle June 2008
Despite many visits to Hever Castle, I have always missed viewing the Rose Garden at its best . But for this visit in June they were at their peak..The Rose Garden is home to over 3000 roses of many varieties and colours, including the Anne Boleyn Rose, Deep Secret and L'aimant, naturally all of them traditional English roses .
Rose Garden view No. 2. Rose Garden view N0. 3. Rose Garden view No. 4.

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