Celebrating the Seasons at Powell Gardens

To really appreciate all of Powell Gardens, visit in every season. You'll be inspired by the changing beauty of plants in our landscape and get ideas for what you can grow in your own garden. With a colder winter in 2013-14, the season is starting a bit later, but here's a peek at what's to come. Watch our blog and Facebook for weekly updates about which blooms are peaking.

Spring Highlights

Cool Season Annuals

Pansies in spring

Explore the Terrace Gardens around the Visitor Education Center to see which flowers thrive in our cool springtime air and are unscathed by a sudden cold snap or frost. From classic “faced” pansies and sweet violas, the beauty of cabbages and kale foliage to new cold-tolerant annuals from South Africa like Diascias, Osteospermum and Argyranthemums, you’ll come away with ideas for your own springtime floral display.

Early Edibles

Blue-podded Shelling Peas

Not all vegetables are as tender as a tomato! Stop by the Heartland Harvest Garden to get a jump start on the tasty edible plants of springtime. Onions, peas, potatoes and the beauty of cabbages, kale and lettuces (and much, much more!) are sure to inspire a fresh palette for both beauty and taste.

Flowering Trees

Redbuds, Dogwoods and Magnolias burst forth with riotous bloom from late March through April. Often these trees are covered in flowers before their leaves emerge, offering unsurpassed color in the landscape. Check out all the classic and new varieties on display from white and true pink redbuds to red dogwoods and even yellow-flowering magnolias.

Sunny Daffodils

Pansies in springDaffodils and Narcissus have naturalized into carpeting masses in the Rock & Waterfall and Perennial Garden and Island Garden. Check out their warm to white colors and variety of floral forms and sequence of bloom from late March to early May.

Fragrant Favorites

Spring brings back the scent of earth and many springtime flowers perfume the air. Plum trees and Clove Currants announce their presence in the Heartland Harvest Garden, wild plums scent the nature trail, and Northern Lights azaleas add fragrance to the Rock & Waterfall Garden.

Behind the Scenes with the Garden Guru

Director of Horticulture Alan Branhagen writes frequently about what's blooming and happening behind the scenes at Powell Gardens. Subscribe to our blog and you'll never miss an update! See highlights of recent entries here. 

 

Behind the Scenes with the Garden Guru

Director of Horticulture Alan Branhagen writes frequently about what's blooming and happening behind the scenes at Powell Gardens. Subscribe to our blog and you'll never miss an update! See highlights of recent entries here. 

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