The gardens are full of sweet peas at the moment with their intense perfume and coming in almost all colours . There are 250 varieties including stunning bicolour. They grow on vines which can reach 6ft tall.
In the language of flowers they mean
and thank you for a lovely time
The name is believed to have been used by the poet Keats and were very popular in the 1800’s. They became the floral emblem for Edwardian England being an important part of floral arrangements at weddings and dinner parties.