This 1.5 acre garden features approximately 300 hydrangeas representing 20 different species and 200 different cultivars. The most prevalent species in the garden is the Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) but many other interesting types are found here too.
The hydrangea collection was named an Official North American Collection by the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta’s North American Plant Collection Consortium (NAPCC). The Garden is one of only 21 National Collection holders designated by the NAPCC, and currently the only one focusing on hydrangeas.
A variety of groundcovers grace the woodland floor including toadlilies, wild gingers and barrenworts.
Plants to look for:
Spring: Barrenwort, Daffodils, Saucer Magnolia
Summer: Gold Dawn Redwood, Hydrangea, Sedge, Wild Ginger
Fall: Black Gum, Chinese Pistache, Toad Lily
Winter: Arum, Camellia, Hellebore, Witchazel