The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 for a private event and close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 for a concert.

Oregon grape (Berberis repens)

October Walking Tour – Beyond Aspens: Native Plants with Fall Color

October 4, 2018 | Jen Toews
By now, most spring and summer flowers have faded, but don’t fret: The shorter days and cooler temperatures have brought with them an autumnal kaleidoscope of yellows, golds, oranges, bronzes, reds and purples. Celebrate the change of seasons with a walking tour of the Gardens and an opportunity to...Learn more
Late autumn glory: crocuses and colchicums still at it!

Late autumn glory: crocuses and colchicums still at it!

November 12, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Now Ellen! I don't decry your lovely shots of snow, but flowers are still blazing out there! Let's not rush into this winter thing quite yet (although I don't deny we've had two good blasts of snow the last few weeks). I counted dozens of plants with flowers lingering, and there are (in fact) a few...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: October 21st

This Week at the Gardens: October 21st

October 21, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Fruit These prickly pear fruits, or “cactus apples” as I heard a child call them, are really showy at the moment. This picture was taken in the Water-Smart Garden. Leaves Plenty of fall color enriches the Gardens, from glowing yellow trees to more subtle browns and fiery reds and oranges. Tall...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: November 4th

The Weekly Bloom: November 4th

November 4, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Waves of color can be seen everywhere: golden grasses next to fiery barberries (Berberis) in front of orange or yellow trees, beside deep green pines--there is a picture around every corner!Learn more
Root beer tree at the Gardens (Sassafras albidum)

Root beer tree at the Gardens (Sassafras albidum)

October 26, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Sassafras foliage closeup One of the many features I love about Sassafras is how the leaves can be entire, or lobed with one or two fingers (the variability is visible on the closeup above). And I love the spicy, almost Allspice scent that was once used to flavor root beer and various medicinal...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of October 9th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of October 9th

October 8, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• A Little Summer: I’ve been finding some sweet little color combinations lately, like this decorative oregano alongside hardy geraniums. Spot this in the Romantic Garden just outside the Herb Garden. Also check out the masses of Salvia azurea growing in the Cottonwood Border—not to be missed! • A...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of November 14th

Don't Miss It! Week of November 14th

November 13, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
Even as the season changes, there are still plenty of plants worth seeking out in the Gardens. Here are a few examples: • …And More Berries: You have to go see this one: Euonymus europaeus (from the Greek “good” + “name” + “european”—not that helpful in this case!) has the wildest color scheme I’ve...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

October 16, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
• But to enjoy the season at its best, now is the time to step back from individual plants and admire sweeps of color and texture. Enjoy the reds and golds, browns and greens. Plenty of beautiful leaves remain: Korean Spice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) and Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) in the Birds and...Learn more