The Garden is full of interest and variety year-round, and the stunning colors in the spring and summer are simply not to be missed! Here are some of our favorite must-see blooms and lush vegetation you can enjoy this season, including when and where to find them in the Garden.
Description: Woody shrubs with delicate flowers ranging from white to pink to blue
Where: Bush Azalea Trail, Harbarger Hydrangea Border
What We Love about Hydrangeas: “Hydrangeas are the quintessential summer garden shrub, and everybody should have at least one! They are very easy to grow, especially the native varieties.” –Elaine Alspach, Garden Volunteer and Board of Directors Member
Plant: Water Lilies
Description: Floating plants with waxy leaves and large, open flowers
Where: Damson Aquatic Garden
What We Love about Water Lilies: “I enjoy the water lilies because they are a surprise of color every year. Water lilies are the jewel of the Garden throughout late spring and summer with their varied bloom times, hardiness, and varieties.” –Sherry Hoyt, Horticulture Manager at the Garden
Description: Tall, brightly-colored flowers with a brown central cone
Where: Tweetsville, Native Plants Teaching Garden
What We Love about Coneflowers: “Coneflowers are awesome perennials that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. They come in beautiful bright colors like pink, purple, yellow, and orange, so they look great in any landscape!” –Rebecca Turk, Director of Learning and Public Engagement at the Garden
Description: Leafy plants that come in a variety of shapes and sizes but do not have flowers
Where: Fern Glade
What We Love about Ferns: “The reason I like ferns is because they are everything plants should be. Some are evergreen, some are deciduous, some are lacy, and they all have individuality. They are so different, yet all in the same family.” –Peggy Patch, Garden Volunteer
From delicate hydrangeas to leafy ferns, there is so much to see this spring and summer. Come enjoy the beauty of the season at the Garden, and be on the lookout for what’s blooming! Visit hsvbg.org/tickets for hours of admission and ticket prices.
Photo Credit: Huntsville Botanical Garden