3 friends decided to make a garden full of their favourite plant rhododendrons that was 30 years ago. One a farmer donated the land. The gardens are now maintained by local volunteers . Not a massive fan of rhododendrons myself but the infrastructure is amazing this was swamp and wild wood and they have carved the gardens out of the hillside. Still adding to it. They left native species in there for the local wildlife. Some beautiful birds all to fast to photograph. The site now covers 32 acres.