The outstanding colours of Stody Lodge, Norfolk

The spectacular and unusual Stody Lodge Gardens, Norfolk is well-known for the sheer intensity of its planting together with a carefully planned riot of colour on a grand scale. Established in the 1920s, the garden is well known for its extensive collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, magnolias and camellias.

Join Garden Owner, Kate MacNicol and her family for a stroll through the garden, and discover the outstanding colours of Stody Lodge…

Covering an area the size of three football pitches and with over 2,000 plants, the Azalea Water Gardens are believed to be the largest single planting of azalea mollis in the country. The stunning reflections of orange, red and yellow azaleas in the lake’s water are proudly overseen by a magnificent Cedar of Lebanon – at least 150 years old.

There are 90 years of history within the garden, and this time has given Kate the opportunity to reidentify some of the original rhododendrons and azaleas planted in the 1930s. Using a combination of reference books and gardener’s lists from the 1960s, this project is a testament of the family’s love for Stody Lodge and its legacy…

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