Looking Good Now – The Walled Garden and Waterlilies

Wed July 26th, 2017

As summer rolls on many of the flowering plants in the Walled Garden are putting on a show. Flowering plants can attract pollinators with the shape, colour and smell of their flowers and this is evident in the Botanic Garden where all manner of insects are busily at work.

The beds in the Walled Garden are not just beautiful, but are also educational – they balance aesthetics and science. Here plants are grouped together in families to show the links between them. As scientists study plants and find out more about these taxonomic relationships we reflect this in the layout of our Walled Garden.

Walk among the beds in the south west quarter of the Walled Garden to see Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’, Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’, Knautia macedonica, Knautia ‘Mars Midget’, Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’, and Eryngium variifolium. Or check out the delicate and nearly fluorescent flowers of the many euphorbia in our Hardy Euphorbia collection.

Don’t miss the pond in our Rock Garden which has many glorious waterlilies, and bright blue damselflies too!