The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 for a concert.

Foxtail lilies (Eremurus) and ornamental onions (Allium)

May Walking Tour - Water-Smart Plants are Everywhere!

May 1, 2019 | Dan Johnson
What makes a plant “water smart”? There are plenty of plants that tolerate periodic drought, and many of them are old favorites that your grandmother probably grew: shrub roses, lilacs, oriental poppies, bearded iris and even hostas. These were classic mainstays of the traditional garden for a...Learn more
Allium and foxtail lilies

May Walking Tour - Xeric Bulbs

May 1, 2018 | Dan Johnson
For many people the mention of spring bulbs conjures images of an “estate garden” swathed in bands of color: rivers of blue grape hyacinth, fields of sunlit tulips or woodland slopes awash in early daffodils. What may not come to mind is the humble origins of most of our bulbs, and just how tough...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 5

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 5

June 4, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Those Tall Spiky Things: This is the season for Eremurus, also known as Foxtail Lily or Desert Candle. Native to the steppe climate of Central Asia and northern India, these bulbs put up spikes in whites, yellows, and coppery oranges. Find Eremurus all over the Gardens. • More Beautiful Beans:...Learn more
What is your favorite plant?

What is your favorite plant?

June 10, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
This is a question I get asked quite frequently. To me as a horticulturist and a plant lover, it is a very complex question to answer. It is like asking a mom to choose her favorite child. Each plant has its own unique individuality from its growth habit to flower color, some desirable and others...Learn more