The Woodland Garden provides cover for those plants that do not like a bright open aspect, and its beds are full of humus-rich soil. Rhododendron, Cercidiphyllum and conifers provide a backdrop for a wide range of woodland plants.
Thousands of trilliums, including a pink form of Trillium grandiflorum which has been in cultivation here since 1914, provide colour in the spring months, as do Meconopsis, primulas and peonies. Later in the year, the Chilean native Tropaeolum speciosum (flame creeper) bursts into flower, bearing bright scarlet flowers as it rambles through other shrubs.
Other garden features include....
- Chinese Hillside
- Ecological & Cryptogamic Garden
- Glasshouse Borders
- Herbaceous Border
- Peat Walls
- Queen Mother's Memorial Garden
- Rock Garden
- Scottish Heath Garden