What's in bloom
Summer garden highlights
December – The circular garden bed on Western Lawn reveals magnificent sprays of Stipa gigantica. Features giant flower spikes more than 1.5 metres high over a glaucous blue tussock and flowers of golden oat that last into late summer and are quite brilliant in the early morning or late afternoon light.
January – The Perennial Border reveals many flowering gems, but none more beautiful than the pineapple Lilly, Eucomis comosa 'Purple'. This unusual lily appears over dramatic purple foliage and lasts well into February, providing a stunning floral display.
February – The Perennial Border in February sees Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ in all its glory. This plant is ever reliable and forms a major part of the border. It begins flowering in mid-summer with green cauliflower heads which gradually change from pink to russet red and finally, to brown in autumn.
Last updated 04 Dec 2012