A Day for Gardeners

Visiting the Garden throughout the year can provide inspiration and information for home gardeners. Below is a list of techniques and plants to see during each beautiful season in the Garden. To learn more about certain topics, check the Garden website class listing for upcoming educational opportunities.

Spring
  • Explore the fabulous pansy and tulip displays
  • Discover the Southern Seasons Garden coming to life with early blooming flowers.
  • Observe how to stake perennials.
  • Learn how to prepare soil as Garden horticulturists prepare beds and plant summer annuals and perennials.
  • Learn how to re-pot aquatic plants as Garden horticulturists divide and re-pot water lilies.
Summer
  • Get ideas for stunning annual combinations for containers.
  • Find new varieties of summer vegetables and edible flowers suitable for the Southeast in the Edible Garden.
  • Find some new summer bulbs to add to perennial borders.
  • Explore more than 120 cultivars of hydrangeas through the Southern Seasons Garden.
  • Find a new plant to add to a butterfly garden by watching the many butterflies.
Fall
  • Get ideas for late season perennials to add to a garden Perennial Border.
  • Find a new shrub with fabulous fruits to attract wildlife.
  • See what vegetables can be planted in fall in the Edible Garden.
  • Watch the horticulture staff “put the garden to bed for the winter” and observe how they clean up perennial borders.
Winter
  • Enjoy the Levy Parterre filled with colorful winter annuals and the Winter Garden.
  • Observe the horticulturists topdressing the Garden, which organically improves soil quality.
  • Look for how deciduous shrubs and trees are pruned during the cooler winter months.
  • Observe the “bare bones” of the Garden and get landscape design ideas for pathway flow, directing views and evergreens to provide structure in a garden.

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