Plants-Flower-icon-kPlant Scent and emotions

Fragrance has a strong effect on our emotions and is an important element in gardening, creating a scented garden is easier than you might expect. Just imagine the soft scent of roses drifting by as you walk up the garden path or a wonderful whiff of lavender by the front door. Here's a guide of the perfect plants to include


Pink or Dianthus 

Finely divided foliage with smaller highly fragrant flowers, filling the summer’s air with the scent of cloves. Perfect for beds, borders and containers



This is a flower known for its fragrance and easy to grow. Flowers bloom in early summer and will re-bloom all season. Flowers open up late afternoon producing a fragrant display all evening



Lavender is an evergreen shrub that produces masses of beautiful scented flowers above green or silvery foliage. Plant in a sunny spot, close to paths or steps as brushing against one will release its scent


Arthur Bell 

Pretty pink and yellow buds open up to full golden, yellow flowers. This bright yellow floribunda has a delightful old fashioned perfume and looks great in a container or middle border to make an impact in your garden


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Mexican Orange Blossom 

This lovely green leaved shrub produces small orange scented white flowers early season making it a perfect choice for a sensory garden. The common name is derived from the fact that the flowers resemble the flowers on an orange tree


Philadelphus Belle Etoile 

Flowers in early summer with beautifully fragrant single white flowers. One of the most delicious fragrances, reminiscent of orange blossom



The enchanting fragrance of Lilacs heralds the arrival of spring. Lilacs are unique enough to define a colour and fragrance, and remarkably easy to grow


Jasmine Officinale 

Produces masses of small white flowers which produce possibly the most intense and aromatic fragrance in the garden. They are best grown over a shed, porch or outbuilding



A popular and fast growing plant. Produces symmetrical creamy white to yellow flowers which produce a sweet scent and edible nectar


Trachelospermum jasminoides 

A semi-hardy evergreen climber with rich, dark green leaves which turn bronze in winter. From mid to late summer, very fragrant pure white blooms are produced