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What's Beautiful Now at NYBG? (Week of June 5th, 2017)?

Last Updated: Jun 04, 2017  |  3 Views

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Rose Garden: The Rose Garden is enjoying its first flush of color for the season! Make sure you don’t miss this garden at its peak.


Perennial Garden: This garden is full of color and texture this week as the perennials fully stretch out for the season. Salvias and nepetas are painting the garden blue this week. There is always something beautiful blooming in this garden, with more on deck when they finish.

Photo of tree peonies

Herbaceous Peony Collection: This diverse herbaceous peony collection is starting it’s show. Early bloomers in coral, red, white and yellow get the season off to an elegant start.


Native Plant Garden: Sarracenia species are in full bloom in the wetland! Native rhododendrons and azaleas are coming into flower and this is also good time to see perennials like Zizia aurea

Rock Garden

This garden is awash in color, and the display can change daily and even hourly on a sunny day.


Tree of the Week:  Magnolia virginiana Green Mile™ - sweetbay magnolia

Sweetbay magnolia typically grows as a small multiple-stemmed tree. This recently introduced cultivar has a pleasant upright, single-stem form and dark green foliage. Right now, the grove at the entrance of the Native Plant Garden is beginning to show off its white, sweet-smelling early summer flowers. Look for other varieties of sweetbay magnolia planted between the Rock Garden and Native Plant Garden.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user cultivar413

Perennial of the Week: Aruncus ‘Horatio’-  goat’s beard

Elegant white plumes top nicely divided foliage on this beautifully behaved perennial for the shade or moist sun. To 4’ tall, ‘Horatio’ never needs staking, turns a lovely shade of red in the fall and holds its seedheads upright well into the winter. This plant for all seasons can be found, appropriately, on the Seasonal Walk.

For a "What's Beautiful Now" self-guided tour map please follow this link.

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