The museum’s gar­dens are a delight­ful retreat any time of the year with some labeled trees and shrubs, beau­ti­ful flow­ers and sweep­ing lawns. Dur­ing the Spring the gar­den fea­tures camel­lias, bego­nias and an array of spring bloomers, while Sum­mer boasts bougainvil­lea and can­nas. Autumn high­lights a repeat per­for­mance of the Spring bloom­ing angel’s trum­pet and a vari­ety of jus­ti­cias. Win­ter show­cases our small orchid col­lec­tion and an array of sea­sonal annu­als. Through­out the year bloom and color can be found almost every­where one looks.

Spe­cial areas to explore include the but­ter­fly gar­den, our two water gar­dens, and the Eng­lish gar­den. The rare cycad col­lec­tion can be found along the museum’s front drive. The bego­nia col­lec­tion resides in the deep shade East Gar­den. An exploratory stroll down the Bam­boo path reveals an unusual aroid col­lec­tion. Charm­ing con­tainer gar­dens are found on the patio.

March blooms include left to right:
First row: Nerembergia gra­cilis — Starry Eye; Nemophilia mac­u­late — Blue Spot; Cal­lian­dra haema­to­cephal  — Red Pow­der Puff
Sec­ond row: Bromelia — Ques­nelia tes­tudines; Bromeliad — Vriesea hybrid; Bromeliad  — Aech­mea Blue Tango
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.

   
  

Feb­ru­ary blooms include left to right:
First row: Camilla hybrid; Bromeliad — Aech­mea blanchetiana; Camilla hybrid
Sec­ond row:  Sanchezia spe­ciosa; Thun­ber­gia gran­di­flora — Sky Vine; Brug­man­sia hybid — Angels Trum­pet
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.

 
  

Jan­u­ary blooms include left to right:
First row: Strelitzia regi­nae — Orange Bird of Par­adise, Holm­ski­oldia san­guinea — Japan­ese Hats, Melam­podium palu­do­sum
Sec­ond row:  Abu­tilon hybrid –var. Mar­ion Stewart, Bougainvillea hybrid
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.

   
 

Decem­ber blooms include left to right:
First row: Jus­ti­cia bran­degeeana — Red Shrimp plant, Rose hybrid, Penta lance­o­lata hybrid var. Graf­fiti red
Sec­ond row: Jatropha inte­ger­rina, Echi­nacea pur­purea hybrid var. Milk­shake
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.

   
 

   
Novem­ber blooms include left to right:
First row: Ceratostigma grif­fithii, Titho­nia diver­si­fo­lia  Mex­i­can sun­flower also called Marigold tree, Echi­nachea hybrid Salsa Red
Sec­ond row: Malvaviscus drum­mondii Turk’s Cap, Iochroma cya­neum Bleu Ces­trum, Titho­nia diver­si­fo­lia Mex­i­can sun­flower also called Marigold tree
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.

      
    
 

Octo­ber blooms include left to right:
First row: Blue Ginger-Dichorysandra thrysi­flora, Brazil­ian Cloak — Megaskepasma ery­thochamys, Cycad — Encepa­halar­tos ferox
Sec­ond row: Mys­tery plant-Can any­one iden­tify? Plumbago-Plumbago auric­u­lata, Pri­mose willow-Ludwigia peru­viana
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.

    
    

Sep­tem­ber blooms include left to right:
First row: Pas­siona Flower — Pas­si­flora coc­cinea; Morn­ing Glory — Con­vu­l­u­lous hybrid; Golden Shrimp plant– Pachys­tachys lutea
Sec­ond row: Amer­i­can Beauty Bush — Cal­li­carpa amer­i­cana; Emerg­ing Cycad frond But­ter­fly Bush — Clere­den­don ugan­dense
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.

   
   

August blooms include left to right:
First row: Abu­tilon var. Mar­ion Stewart;Bromeliad guz­ma­nia; Cli­to­ria ter­natea — But­ter­fly Pea
Sec­ond row: Crinum augus­tum — Giant Spi­der Lily var. Queen Emma; Ruel­lia briton­nia — Dwarf Mex­i­can Petu­nia; Stre­litzia regi­nae — Orange Bird of Par­adise
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.

   
   

July blooms include left to right:
First row: Black­berry Lily — Belam­canda chi­nen­sis, Bromeliad — Aech­mea fas­ci­ata, Cal­a­dium — var. White Christ­mas,
Sec­ond row: Frangi­pani — Plumaria rubra, Jus­ticca Aurea, Pea­cock Gin­ger Kaempfe­ria pul­chra
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.

   
   

June Blooms include left to right:
First row: Cos­mos bip­in­ni­tis — Gar­den Cos­mos, Gal­lar­dia pul­chella — Blan­ket Flower, Brug­man­sia hybrid — Angel’s Trum­pet,
Sec­ond row: Rosa hybrid — Rose, Rud­beckia hirta — Tiger Eye, Sil­ver­leaf Princess Flower — Tibouch­ina het­ero­ma­lia
Pho­tos cour­tesy of Janine Edmondson.