Rhododendron Dell

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This area was formed as a result of landscaping carried out by Lancelot "Capability" Brown in the 1770's.

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It was planted with rhododendrons collected by the young Joseph Hooker from the Himalayas in the mid-19th century.

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The Dell was rated by the expert Victorian gardener, Donald Beaton, as being amongst the best in the country. He called it the "Sikkim of Kew" .