Photo Tour: June Views at Rock Garden
By Jon Peter, Curator & Plant Records Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens
I had the privilege to visit Rock Garden on a beautiful day to start off the month of June. So much has changed since I last visited two weeks ago. The daffodils have mostly faded away, the trees are in nearly full leaf and there are flowers to experience around every corner. There never is a dull moment at any time of year in the historic and rejuvenated Rock Garden. Here I will share some images, views, and short captions of some of the many highlights.
I hope this brief virtual tour will energize you to visit us in the coming weeks for the opening of Rock Garden and all RBG’s amazing properties. This is just a drop in the bucket of what you will see and experience on a single visit and these gardens are evolving every day, so come back often. Seek out the emerging foliage of Hosta, the early cones and expanding needles of conifers, the late spring flush of flowers, and all the beautiful views, sounds, and smells. Exploring Rock Garden at this time of year, you will find columbine, numerous cultivars of Geranium, sunrose, meadow-rues, peonies, ornamental onions, flowering shrubs and flowering sedges, dogwoods and dawn-redwoods, rock crevices filled with Yucca and succulents, a lush border full of native species, Viburnum and bluestars and much more, all looking amazing throughout this historic garden. I enjoyed my brief experience back at work in Rock Garden and I hope you too will take some time to appreciate the amazing plants, while being safe and respectful to the gardens and the people around you.