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This Week at the Gardens: March 18th

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This Week at the Gardens: March 18th

Vine, thanks! Several amazing vines in the Conservatory are flowering like crazy just now. The Clock Vine (Thunbergia mysorensis) drips burgundy and yellow flowers from the pergola on the upper level. Just next to it, a Hoya (Hoya macgillivrayi) produces nearly black, bat-winged flowers from balloon-shaped buds. You call that an orchid? Yes, actually, we do! With leaves that look like an amaryllis, and tiny magenta flowers piled together in a cone shape,...

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This Week at the Gardens: March 11th

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This Week at the Gardens: March 11th

Head down to the Gates Montane Garden. With the water features turned off for their annual spring cleaning, the birdsong is the main sound you hear, and they are busy just now! Find a bench by the pond, where you can watch them bathe and find food. See how many you can identify. Let’s see: he and she ducks, flickers, crows, robins…  

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This Week at the Gardens: March 5th

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This Week at the Gardens: March 5th

This garden, which includes more species of plants than any of our other areas, is beginning to come alive. A few of the tiny jewels to be seen this week include Cyclamen alpinum, just east of the Cactus House, and Erica carnea ‘Snow Queen’, a tiny-flowered white heath. Numerous microclimates, created by the juxtaposition of rock and earth, mean that this garden blooms for nine, ten, and sometimes eleven months...

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