With such a favourable climate, there are always plants in flower in the garden, even in the depths of winter. It is a 12 month growing season and gardening is a year round activity.
- Spring (late August through to end November)– magnolias, michelias, deciduous azaleas, rhododendrons and vireya rhododendrons, bulbs, iris, roses.
- Summer (December to late March) – auratum lilies, perennials, hydrangeas, bromeliads, vireya rhododendrons.
- Autumn (late March to end of May) – sasanqua camellias, nerines and other autumn bulbs, luculias.
- Winter (June, July, early August) – camellias, evergreen azaleas, daphnes, winter flowering bulbs including carpets of species cyclamen as well as galanthus and dwarf narcissi, early magnolias, vireya rhododendrons, michelias.