Thursday 7 June 2018

Photo essay: a little bit of early summer at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

In the now 5 years I've lived in Sheffield, somehow I've managed to not visit the Sheffield Botanical Gardens in early summer before. Quite remiss of me, and clearly, quite a lot I've been missing.

Always, my favourite part of the Botanical Gardens, the Rock and Water Garden.

I think this Allium Roseum.

Iris sibirica. Variety unsure, maybe 'snow queen', 'white swirl' or 'white swan', or none of these!

The Rose Garden was looking good and you did get some fragrance. It will really shine in a couple of weeks. I hope to get back to see it and do some fragrance testing.

Rosa Devoniensis climbing had a fine fragrance.

Hidden between the fence/road and the Pavilion, the Four Seasons Garden always has something to delight.
Lychnis flos-jovis. Want.

Above/below: Crinodendron hookerianum, the Chilean lantern tree. It's frost hardy and I'm wondering if I could risk trying it in my garden?
Or maybe just continue to visit it at the Botanical Gardens!
Thanks to Head Gardener Plants for the id.

Above/below: Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

 Iris sibiricia 'Silver Edge'. Also want.

 Mass planting of Iris sibiricia 'Silver Edge'. I loved the green and blue, light and shade, contrast.

Iris sibiricia 'Perry's Blue' 

Mass planting of Iris sibiricia 'Perry's Blue'. 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens, always a pleasure.