Category : Horticulture

Hummingbird Clearwing Moths

Each summer, when the hostas and wildflowers are in bloom, the Clearwing Hummingbird Moths (Hemaris thysbe) arrive to feast on the hundreds of flowers in the Gardens. At first glance, these large moths can easily be mistaken for hummingbirds. With a closer look, you can see that they are not birds at all, nor do they have the distinctive humming sound that comes from a hummingbird’s wings. The body of an adult Hemaris thysbe moth is spindle shaped, and is […]

Recent Scenes From the Gardens

We have several garden docents who enjoy photography as a hobby, and they generously offer to share them with us. It’s also a great way to stay current on what’s happening in the Gardens, which changes with every week. Frank Schmitt, one of our many talented docents, shared some recent images including the stewartia blossoms that have recently emerged.

Lovely Iris in Bloom

Look at the beautiful iris in bloom along the zig-zag bridge in the Pond Strolling Garden! Our various plants and trees grow and change all season, so each time our guests visit, they are greeted by something different in the Gardens.

Brief Garden Update

The lilacs are in full, fragrant bloom! They will greet you as you enter the Visitor Center. Also, due to some tree trimming going on in the Gardens today, some paths will be temporarily closed to visitors. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Rain Stayed Away

Thank you to everyone who attended the first Tuesday Evening in the Gardens event last night (5/27). It rained for less than 5 minutes right before showtime, and the storms held off until after the concert was over. Our policy is to go ahead with the concert if there is light rain. However, for the safety of our visitors and the gardens, we cannot continue with the performance if there is lightning or torrential downpours. In these cases, we will […]