Journey around the world in your garden
In gardens in southern England, in particular, you can grow some vibrant and fascinating flowers and trees that originate overseas, as long as you consider things like frost hardiness – have a chat to us about plants that would be suitable for your individual gardens but here are just a few.
Star jasmine or Trachelospernum Jasminoides is native to Asia but you’ll find it in places like the South of France where it’s used in perfume manufacture. Agapanthus Africanus, as its name suggests, originates from South Africa as does pelargonium. Dahlia are native to Mexico and Central America, while Fuchsias come mostly from Central and South America. And then there’s the wonderful red bottlebrush flowers of the Callistemon from Australia.
You can grow a variety of exotic trees in the UK too, like an olive, Japanese maple, pine nut, cypress and many palms.