Scented plants are such a bonus in the garden, with the added benefit that many are aromatic and attractive to bees and butterflies. Warm days will enhance the scent, and it is nice to sit near to or walk around scented plants. If your garden space is limited, you can create a wonderful scented area using containers with a few chosen plants close to the house, on a balcony or patio area.
Below is a selection of (mainly) easy to grow scented plants. If you are looking to fill gaps in the border, check out the lists below of scented plants and shrubs.
In this group of scented plants are some of our garden favourites, such as Lavender, Roses and Honeysuckle. There are many to choose from, including fragrant shrubs. We know the shrub Daphne for is lovely perfume, but it is not 100% reliable or easy to grow. In contrast, Choisya is easier to grow, its evergreen with attractive glossy leaves and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Equally easy is Philadelphus, common name ' The Mock orange', a deciduous summer flowering shrub which will fill the air around with scent.
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