The Mock Orange or Philadelphus beds at the far eastern end of the Garden are bathed in rich sweet fragrance and well worth exploring as the different shrubs flower in succession.
Just coming into flower is Philadelphus caucasicus. The closely held clusters of flowers are sweetly-scented and form a lovely kite-shaped bell holding a pom pom of soft yellow anthers.
One of the loveliest is Philadelphus x falconeri, the white flowers have attractively pointed petals and cup a starburst of creamy yellow stamens. The flowers are arranged in opposite pairs in a decussate arrangement around the stem.