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 Medinilla magnifica Heliconia Indonesia wax ginger Calliandra
 Anthurium  Allamanda  coffee beans  cocoa
Subtropical orchids carnivorous plants Hedychium Christmas cacti
 tree ferns Plumbago Tibouchina Dombeya
 tea in flower Senna air plants Poinsettia
Mediterranean orange blossom Bougainvillea Coleus giant lemon (citron)
 spring bulbs  Pelargonium  orange and lemons in fruit  cyclamen
Arid House prickly pear cacti in flower living stones mimosa
Pleasure Grounds
Subtropical orchids carnivorous plants Hedychium Christmas cacti
 tree ferns Plumbago Tibouchina Dombeya
 tea in flower Senna air plants Poinsettia
Story of Horticulture
Mediterranean orange blossom Bougainvillea Coleus giant lemon (citron)
 spring bulbs  Pelargonium  orange and lemons in fruit  cyclamen
Shrubbery
Arid House prickly pear cacti in flower
living ston
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)