Our ponds are currently laden with a flotilla of lilies, both inside and out.
In the Lily House the enormous Victoria cruziana lily is dominating the space with its huge pie-tin shaped leaves. These leaves can grow to 2m wide, and can support an infant’s weight (though it’s important you don’t try and touch our lovely specimen!) It’s not flowering yet, but when it does, we’ll let you know.
Other lilies looking great in the Lily House are Euryale ferox (the Prickly Water Lily, or Foxnut) and Nymphaea x daubenyana.
Outdoors, the pond in the Rock Garden is also colourful with water lilies such a Nymphaea ‘Amabilis’