Explore through the Seasons
SPRING – THE NATIONAL COLLECTION BACKHOUSE DAFFODILS
See the stately ‘Emperor’ and ‘Empress’ daffodils bred by William Backhouse the first of the daffodil raising dynasty, Mrs RO Backhouse his daughter in law always remembered for her namesake daffodil the most widely known and widely grown pink daffodil for over 90 years ‘Mrs RO Backhouse’ her husband RO Backhouse raised the showy double ‘Glowing Phoenix’ and their son William Ormston Backhouse the first division 1 red trumpet. Lovely sparkling white ‘Niveth’ was raised by Henry Backhouse, RO Backhouse’s brother. All these beautiful heritage daffodils grow in the garden here at the Backhouse Centre in Rossie Estate and are much loved and we admit it, occasionally talked to! We hope you like them too.
Herbaceous borders, colourful perennials, rarities, and grasses. Potager with cut flowers, soft fruit herbs and vegetables. Scented roses scramble over archways above the DNA Pathway alongside Lilium and Dianthus, new Allium plantings surround a grass Labyrinth, Water feature, Glass house, Shade borders. Shrubbery walk, Summer flowering heaths and heathers.
Hardy and half hardy Nerines, Autumn crocus, Dahlia’s, Herbaceous borders, Crocosmia and late flowering perennials, Monastery walk (shrubs), Changing leaf colours, conkers, Soft fruits and Apple harvest, Grass labyrinth, Water feature, Glass House.
“few people have worked so hard on their garden as you have especially in terms of introducing so much variety”