Seasonal Highlights

 

The Gardens are open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day and there is something new to see on every one of them!

Our seasonal walks give a suggested route around the Gardens designed to help you to enjoy the plant collection to the full whenever you visit.

To make sure you don’t miss the highlights, the table below shows you the best areas of the garden during the spring and summer.

In addition check out the Plants of the Month page for our gardeners’ choice of their favourites and the Star Plants page to make sure you don’t miss particularly unusual historical and botanical specimens.

 

Seasonal Highlights Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Glasshouses
Tropical House
Subtropical House
Mediterranean House
Arid House
Medinilla magnificaorange blossom HeliconiaPlumbago auriculata
Bougainvillea
Pelargonium
Hedychium
Citrus (orange, lemon, citron)
Succulents
bird of paradise
Poinsettia

mimosa

Pleasure Grounds
Terrace Pavilion
Main LawnRose Garden
Seasonal bedding
Trachycarpus fortunei
Chusan PalmWisteria
Styrax hemsleyana
Prunus (Cherry)
Seasonal bedding
Rosa
Clerodendrum trichotum
Nerine
Amaryllis
Acer
Cornus
Camellia sasanqua
Iris unguicularis
Picea breweriana
Daphniphyllum
Cornus (Dogwood)
Story of Horticulture
Woodland WalkGrass Garden Primula Primrose
Hyacithoides non-
scripta
(Bluebell)
Euphorbia
Annual Trials
Buddleia
Eupatorium
Asteraceae Aster
Bambusa
Libertia
Shrubbery
Fern Garden
Azalea Walk
Rhododendron Walk
Cameron Path
Wilson BorderAmerican Bank

Rock Garden

Winter Garden


Azalea

Lysichiton americanus
(Skunk cabbage)
Malus hupehensis
(Hupeh Crab)
Amelanchier

Anemone
Magnolia
Camellia
Narcissus
Dicksonia (Tree Fern)
Rhododendron
Gunnera manicata
Dierama
Davidia involucrata (hankerchief tree)
Crinodendron
Halesia carolina
Eucryphia glutinosa
Embothrium coccineum
Hosta


Cercidiphyllum
japonicum
Hydrangea sargentiana
Liquidambar
Cyclamen hederifolium
Colchium,

Acer
Taxodium distichum

Cupressus
cashmeriana
Eranthis
(
Winter aconite)Hamamelis

(Witch hazel)

Cyclamen coum
Helleborus

Past to Present
West Lawn
PinetumHerbaceous Border
Historic Gardens
Alpine Yard
Crocus, Narcissus
Osmanthus
Daphne
Allium, Pulmonaria
Tulipa, Wisteria

Desfontainea
Lilium regale
Paeonia
Rosa banksiae
Vaccinium (cranberry)
Ceratostigma
willmottianum
Helenium
Cydonia oblonga
Prunus ‘Kojo-no-mai’
Helleborus
Iris reticulata
Galanthis (snowdrop)