UK's largest rhododendron in full bloom

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Pictured: Gardener Eloise Mercer inside the UK's largest rhododendron bush at South Lodge Hotel in Horsham, West Sussex where the sunlight creates the effect of a stained glass window.<br />
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England's biggest rhododendron has bloomed just in time for the end of lockdown and is looking bigger and better than ever.   The magnificent bush has grown since last year and is now so large a double decker bus could fit inside it.<br />
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Ordinarily it would attract enthusiasts from around the world. But due to the covid pandemic the hotel whose grounds it sits in are shut.  But that all changes next Monday with the planned reopening of the spa and the rhododendron - dubbed 'shrubzilla' in the past - is putting on its annual display just in time.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS<br />
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