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4 Must-Visit Gardens Known For Their Magnificent Flower Displays In May

4 Must-Visit Gardens Known For Their Magnificent Flower Displays In May

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Ahh May, the blooming month that brings an explosion of color and life in gardens across the world. 

Last May, I visited the breathtaking Kestellic garden, and I was completely amazed. The flowers, the greenery, the colors – everything was just perfect, like a paradise on Earth.

This year, I’ve set my sights on exploring even more spectacular gardens as they burst into full bloom in May. From vibrant floral displays to tranquil green spaces, there’s so much beauty waiting to be discovered.

Here’s my bucket list, so feel free to join me on this floral journey!

1. Leonardslee Gardens Feels Like A Fairytale

If you want some good ol’ blooming time, head over to West Sussex this May and prepare to be amazed by the riot of color over at Leonardslee gardens. 

Located in 240 acres of lush valleys and shimmering lakes, it’s a floral wonderland like no other. The first time I visited the garden, I felt like I just stepped into a botanical fairytale. It’s truly breathtaking!  

All of this floral beauty wouldn’t exist without Sir Edmund Loder, who bought the property and focused on breeding unique rhododendrons. His grandson, Giles, continued to take care of the garden until 2010. 

And today, the garden is run by Penny Streeter, who invested heavily in restoring it. Thanks to Penny, we can now visit it whenever we want. 

Here’s all the info you need: Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6PP. Tel 0871 873 3389,

Also read: 25 Best Flowers For Early Spring And A Gorgeous Display

2. Kestellic Garden Is A Botanical Paradise On Earth

If you are in Brittany, then you’re living the gardener’s dream. I was always fascinated, you guys have some awesome gardens over there! 

The one that is a must-visit in May is definitely Kestellic garden, located by the Jaudy estuary opposite Kerdelo. Spanning 20 lush acres, this garden is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. 

While I was wandering through the steep-sided valley, nothing could have prepared me for the majestic plant life that surrounded me – from towering Japanese maple trees to wonderful rhododendrons, I felt like I was in a blooming paradise. 

There were also some succulents and alpines decorating the steeper, sun-kissed slopes. Trust me, this scenery is definitely worth the visit. 

If you decide to pay Kestellic garden a visit, here’s all the info you’ll need: 22220 Plouguiel, Brittany, France. Tel 33 (0)6 60 83 66 05,

3. Find Some Greenspiration At Loder Plants 

Or you might be more into Loder Plants, the intriguing kitchen garden owned by Sir Edmund’s great-great-grandson, Chris Loder. 

With an impressive array of camellias, rhododendrons, and hydrangeas, Loder Plants is a haven for plant enthusiasts seeking for greenspiration. 

You’ll definitely get some new ideas on how to grow these precious flowers, plus, the knowledgeable team at Loder Plants is always ready to share their expertise and passion for plants.

Plan your visit today at Market Garden, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6PP. Tel 01403 891412,

4. Kerdalo Garden Will Steal Your Heart 

This May, you definitely don’t want to miss out on Kerdalo garden, a mesmerizing 35-acre paradise that promises to steal your heart from the moment you step through its gates.

Designed by Prince Peter Wolkonsky in 1965, this botanical gem draws inspiration from Italian and Chinese landscapes, offering a harmonious blend of exotic allure and natural beauty

As you wander through its lush grounds, you’ll feel like you were transported to a tropical oasis, where vibrant specimen plants thrive under the gentle Breton sun.

Following a period of neglect, Kerdalo garden found new life in 1997 when Isabelle Vaughan, daughter of Prince Wolkonsky, took matters into her own hands and restored it from the ground. 

Fast forward to 2021, and the garden’s legacy continues with renowned shoe designer Christian Louboutin stepping into the role of owner, accompanied by head gardener Tangi Rabin, whose roots at Kerdalo run deep. 

With Tangi’s return, the garden is poised for an exciting new chapter – you can become a part of this amazing story too, just go ahead and book your visit at: 22220 Trédarzec, Brittany, France. Tel 33 (0)6 84 17 52 26, 

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