What's Growing On

Spring has Truly Sprung!

The spring bulb and wildflower display is at its peak in the White River Gardens. Come enjoy the fragrance, color and beauty throughout our 3 acres!​

Grape hyacinths (Muscari armenicum) and summer snowflakes (Leucojum aestivum) are abundant in the Virginia Fairbanks Sun Garden.

The middle two beds in the Allen W, Clowes Water Gardens are gorgeous with Sunset Miami tulips and High Society daffodils. The Aleppo tulips in the outer beds are just beginning to open up.​


Behind the bench at the east end of the Clowes beds you’ll find this unique daffodil called Rainbow of Colors. It starts out with a unusually shaped yellow cup which and gradually changes to a coral color​.​


The new leaves of Inaba Shindare Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Indare Shindare') glow beautifully when backlit by the sun in the morning.

The Chinese wisteria has just started blooming along the Knot Gardens​.


Yellow corydalis (Corydalis lutea) and variegated Siberian bugloss (Brunnera 'Sea Heart') show off their contrasting colors. 


American trout lily (Erythronium americanum) are among the spring beauties.

The Ruth Lilly Shade Garden is looking its absolute best right now. Old fashioned bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis) look beautiful next to Fostery King tulips.