May is the perfect time to visit the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, because it’s the time when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in full bloom. The colours are stunning – and there are also ducklings to be spotted!
Although the park is only a couple of miles from where we live, I keep forgetting when the azaleas and rhododendrons are out. I probably haven’t seen them for at least two years – so this time I filmed them (see below).
The Isabella Plantation is a 40 acre area of woodland garden in the heart of Richmond Park – roughly 10 miles from the centre of London. The woodland was first planted in the 1830s and was opened to the public in 1953.
The Isabella Plantation is best known for the azaleas and rhododendrons which are at their best in late April to early May. There are several footpaths which lead to ponds, streams and areas of grassland, perfect for picnics.