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Gardens of Britain

Read the text about gardens and answer the qestions.

1. Where can you see exotic plants in greenhouses?
2. Where can you find plants from around the globe?

3. Where can you see lots of rhododendrons?

4. Where can you finda wild Himalayan gorge?


1. Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Hampshire
Tel: 023 8089 1203 Open: late Feb – late Nov, daily 10–5.30
(or dusk if earlier)
Created in the 1920s by Lionel de Rothschild, Exbury Gardens are a visual extravaganza. Idyllically set on the east bank of the Beaulieu River, the 73ha (hectares) landscaped woodland gardens offer superb displays of rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas. Trees as well as flowers have their special place, with many rare and beautiful examples including an ancient yew tree1. A labyrinth of tracks and paths (тропинки) lead through the beautiful plantings, cascades and ponds, rose garden, rock garden, heather and iris gardens, daffodil meadow and river walk. Exbury continues
to develop with recent additions including a herbaceous and grasses garden.

2.Windsor, Great Park, Berkshire
Tel: 01753 847518 Open: daily Mar – Oct 10–6; Nov – Feb 10–
4pm. Closed 25–26 Dec, 1 Jan.

Truly a garden for all seasons, Savill Garden was created in 1932. Under the patronage of King George IV and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the gardens which cover 14ha, are run by traditional methods and give a home for plants that might be lost. Spring displays of rhododendrons and azaleas, underplanted with primulas and wild narcissus, are followed by a range of roses, late summer herbaceous borders and spectacular autumn colours. Many rare plants blossom the Queen Elizabeth Temperate House.

3. Kew, Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) Kew, London
Tel: 020 8940 1171. Open: daily 9.30–6.30 (closing time varies
according to season). Closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan

The world’s foremost (передовой) Royal Botanic Gardens offer a visit at any time of the year. Containing around 30,000 species of plants, including 13 species extinct (исчезнувшие) in the wild, the gardens were created in 1722 under the patronage of George III, but Sir Joseph Banks encouraged the project from the very beginning and brought unknown plants back from a world voyage aboard Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour.
Go in spring for the lilac2 and rhododendrons, and in winter when even on the greyest of days the greenhouses are full of exotic growth. At Kew you will find plants from around the globe and from every habitat – desert, swamp and rainforest.

4. Crarae, Gardens Crarae, Inveraray, Scottish Lowlands
Tel: 01546 886614 / 886388. Open: daily – summer 9–6, winter
daylight hours
Among Scotland’s loveliest gardens, Crarae is set beside the fascinating Loch Fyne and covers 25ha of woodland with one of the finest rhododendron collections in Scotland. Crarae Glen (a narrow and deep mountain valley) is the nearest thing in Scotland to a wild Himalayan gorge and contains
many exotic plants. Here also is the site of the National Collection of the southern beech and the gardens contain important and large trees and shrubs.


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