Winter Garden

The Winter Garden is the penultimate garden on the bottom terrace of the nursery gardens. The meandering path that takes you through the Wildlife Garden and Cornucopia garden eventually brings you through an arch into the Winter garden. Borders on either side of the path are filled with plants whose main season of interest are through the winter months and early spring.

I’ve used trees and shrubs with coloured and interesting bark which really stand out once their leaves have dropped in autumn. These are then under planted with perennials and bulbs that are evergreeen and flower in late winter and spring.

The Narrow Border

Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'

Carex 'Ice Dance'

Chionodoxa lucilliae

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Cornus mas

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin'

Miscanthus 'Dreadlocks'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Kokuryu' AGM

Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes'

Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety'

Valeriana phu 'Aurea'

Wide Border

Bergenia 'Baby Doll'

Bergenia 'Wintermarchen'

Cornus canadensis

Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'     


Cotoneaster 'Cornubia'

Crocus autumn mix

Cyclamen coum

Dryopteris coreano 'Montana'

Epimedium x warleyense

Eranthus hymalis

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Galanthus nivalis

Helleborus own seedling

Helleborus Viridis

Helleborus x hybridus Ashwood hybrids white

Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

Pulmonaria 'Samurai'

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

Rhododendron 'Curlew'

Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'

Scilla sibirica      

Sinopodophyllum hexandrum

Stipa gigantea 'Gold Fontaene'

Triosteum pinnatifidum

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum davidii

Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’