Christmas roses still blooming in May in the Old Garden at Gothenburg
The Botanic Garden (Botaniska Tradgarden) has such allure that we almost didn't visit what must have been the original botanic garden in the heart of the old city: that would have been a mistake! This graceful old garden is a masterpiece of horticulture: lavish beds on all sides...
Seasonal planter with bulbs and pansies
I suspect the giant containers...
Masses of Hepatica nobilis for acres--mostly bright lavender blue
Of course, we were looking for the brightest blue one, and bright pink ones as well--the variation in flower color was refreshing. What a wonderful way to spend a spring day? This was all a short hike from the country home of Henrik Zetterlund, long time horticulturist at Gothenburg botanic garden.
Iris winogradowii in Henrik's garden
I doubt you could find two...
Anemone nemorosa coming into full bloom in woods all over Sweden: floral symbol of Gothenburg botanic garden...(sublime!)
Before I do that I thought I should show you the wood anemone that is blooming by the million everywhere in Sweden right now: these were taken at Gothenburg: this is the floral symbol of that garden. Not bad, eh? I think Denver Botanic Garden should have a floral symbol...the Pasqueflower, perhaps? Easter...
Bellevalia sp. in the bulb house
Dozens of bulbous irises, fritillaries, narcissi and many more bulbs were blooming: I was enchanted with this Bellevalia--a genus allied to grape hyacinths.
View of Peter Korn's rock garden
Pathways and benches are provided throughout to make it accessible to the many visitors who come to admire the views and the throngs off alpine flowers.