What's in Bloom, Tour Features

Use this as a general guide. Actual time of bloom is designated by Mother Nature.

 At any time of day enjoy a self guided tour when you may take your time to sit and enjoy the view from the many strategically placed benches and let nature’s healing qualities refresh you. We provide a map: the gardens are well signposted,

The weekly featured areas are flagged throughout the gardens and plants are labeled. We will be available to answer any questions.

May 1-6   Feature: Spring Bulbs

May 8-13    Feature:  Flowering Trees & Shrubs


In Bloom: Magnolias, spring bulbs, flowering cherries (shown), forsythia

May 15-20 Feature: Lilac Time

In Bloom: Crabapples, horsechestnuts (shown), silverbell trees, tree peonies, rhododendrons, camassia

May 22-28  Feature: Shade and Woodland Gardens

May 29 - June 3  Feature: Rhododendrons and other Broad leaf evergreens.   

 In Bloom: Iris, fringe tree, lilacs, viburnums, spirea, aquilegia, rhododendrons and Exbury azaleas (shown far right)

June 5-10 Feature: Ornamental Vines

June 12-17 Feature: Butterflies & Garden Insects 
In Bloom: Peonies, foxgloves, roses, azaleas, aquilegia, mock orange, weigila, climbing hydrangea

June 19-24  Feature: Roses

June 26-July 1  Feature:  Plants with Fragrance

In Bloom: Clematis,delphiniums, japanese iris, asiatic lilies, campanula, spirea

July 3-8   Feature: Conifers and Evergreen Shrubs

July 10-15
Feature: Asiatic Lilies

July 17-22  Feature: Daylilies

July 24-29  Feature: Woodland Walks

The Gardens are always cooler than the city and there are many shady walks.
In Bloom: Daylilies, astilbes,orienpet lilies, ligularia, monarda, hostas, persicaria, annuals

July 31- August 5 Feature: Discovering Hummingbirds

August 7-12
Feature:Oriental Lilies

August 14-19  Feature:  Annuals for Texture and Color

In Bloom: Oriental lilies, Chinese astilbes, annuals, daylilies

August 21-26
Feature: Dahlias

August 28- September 3   Feature: Hydrangeas

In Bloom:
Hydrangeas, pineapple lily, sunflowers, brugmansia, annuals

September 4-9  Feature:  Discovering Habitats for Songbirds

In Bloom: Seven sons tree, hibiscus, actaea, roses, hostas, annuals

September 11-16          
Feature: Fall Perennials

September 18-23      
Feature: Pumpkins & Gourds.

In Bloom: Asters, colchium crocus, rudbeckias, miscanthus

September 25-30  Last chance for English Cream Tea

 colchium crocus

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