Our selection of the best fragrant shrubs to fill your garden with magnificent scent and colour. Shrubs form the foundation of most gardens and planting schemes, adding shape and structure in addition to a wide range of ornamental features. They are a highly varied and versatile group, distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and shorter height. Fragrant shrubs are best grown close to entrances, patios or other places you pass by often so the pleasant scent can be appreciated more frequently. And with the right selection of scented shrubs, you can ensure almost year-round colour and scent in the garden. Some of the best fragrant shrubs are butterfly bush (buddleia), caryopteris, choisya, daphne, hamamelis, lavender, magnolia, philadelphus, rosemary, syringa and viburnum. We normally recommend choosing a mix of evergreen and deciduous varieties to achieve some autumnal seasonal interest without borders looking too bare through the winter. You can also choose varieties to deliver a range of different ornamental features such as flowers, berries, fruit, attractive bark and vibrant foliage.