Photo gallery: Rhododendrons in full bloom at Sheringham Park

Rhododendrons at Sheringham Park.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Rhododendrons at Sheringham Park.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Spring has sprinkled its magical coat of many colours across a north Norfolk country park.

Rhododendrons at Sheringham Park.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Rhododendrons at Sheringham Park.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

May is the month when Sheringham Park's rhododendrons explode into flower - attracting flocks of visitors to see the annual spectacle.

Rhododendrons at Sheringham Park.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Rhododendrons at Sheringham Park.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Last year an icy winter meant the blooms were late. This year the kinder conditions mean they are on time - turning the woodland into a kaleidoscope of purples, pinks and reds.

Park visitor services manager Malcolm Fisher said: 'The next couple of weeks will see the park in full flush.'

The National Trust park had looked 'fantastic' this spring, with recent carpets of bluebells and yellow buttercups and cowslips adding to the stunning scene.


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'People ring and ask when all the rhododendrons are all flowering. They never are - because varieties bloom at different times.

'Some are early, like the striking red Doncaster on the main drive.

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'We get colour through from March to August, but they build up through to the end of May, boosted by the purple ponticum - which is an invasion species we keep under control through weekly teams of volunteer.'

The best way to keep in touch with the flowering is through the park's website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheringham-park/ and Facebook page.

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