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1976
English Woodland Garden is created.


English Woodland Garden. May 1977


English Woodland Garden. Dedication. May 4, 1976. Professor John Heslop-Harrison, Dir. Of the Royal Botanic Gardnes, KewDirector MBG, Dr. Peter H. Raven. MBG Bull. Vol LXIV, Number 6, p 1, June 1976. Same as PHO 2006-0121.

This quiet, informal garden attracts people and wildlife alike. Three vegetation layers, typical of a mature woodland support an upper tree canopy; a middle shrub layer; and a lower layer of herbaceous perennial plants and ground covers. Several small clearings permit the sun to spear shafts of sunlight through the dark overhead canopy. In the spring, hundreds of woodland flowers including dogwoods, trillium, Virginia bluebells, winter aconite, and azaleas put on a massive display. This garden was renovated in 1994, almost doubling the size, adding several water features, and making it completely accessible to wheelchair users. Peak season of interest is from early spring through summer and into autumn.

 

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