Betula Utilis Var. Jacquemontii
Betula Utilis Var. Jacquemontii
A Birch with an exceptionally white luminous stem. Looks good when planted in groups or as a multi stem. (10m x 5m). Found around the pond and as a mature specimen outside the Gardeners Cottage.
Hamamelis X Intermedia
A Witch Hazel that produces spidery orange, red or yellow flowers carried on leafless branches. Although small, the flowers produce a heady citrus scent. Quite slow growing but eventually will attain [3m x 3m]. Found in the Ornamental Garden in the north facing border.
Commonly known as hellebores, the Eurasian genus Helleborus consists of approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, within which it gave its name to the tribe of Helleboreae. Despite names such as “winter rose”,”Christmas rose” and “Lenten rose”, hellebores are not closely related to the rose family (Rosaceae)
Mahonia X Media
An architectural evergreen with leaves like a large holly but producing yellow shuttlecock flowers at the growing tips. Flowers are very fragrant with a scent of Lily of the Valley. Grows to become a large shrub [3m x 3m]. Found in the north facing border of the Ornamental Garden and outside the Gardener’s Cottage.
An evergreen shrub studded with fat pink flower buds that open in mid-winter to provide white/pink flat headed flowers above dark green foliage. [2.5m x 2.5m]. Found on the south facing border of the Ornamental Garden.
Galanthus nivalis in one of the first spring bulb to open with its white nodding flower head. Ideal for naturalising in light shade. Growing to 10cm in height. Found carpeting the lawns around the pond.
Beautiful open flowers in shades of pink and purple are displayed above semi evergreen foliage throughout the early spring. [45cm x 45cm]. Found in the Ornamental Garden in central beds to the left.
Beautiful yellow flowers appear above a mat of thick leathery leaves. Ideal for naturalising on slopes or in dappled shade. [15cm x 15cm]. Ornamental Gardens
Camellia Water Lily
Camellia are evergreen shrubs with simple, ovate, glossy, leathery leaves and showy flowers with solitary or clustered flowers early in the year.
Malus sylvestris One of the ancestors of the cultivated apple (of which there are more than 6,000 varieties), it can live to up to 100 years. Mature trees grow to around 10m in height. They have an irregular, rounded shape and a wide, spreading canopy. With greyish brown, flecked bark, trees can become quite gnarled and twisted, especially when exposed, and the twigs often develop spines. This ‘crabbed’ appearance may have influenced its common name, ‘crab apple’.
Erythronium are bulbous perennials with paired, ovate or broadly elliptic leaves, and leafless stems bearing one or more nodding, star-shaped flowers with recurved petals.
Magnolia can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with large, showy, often fragrant flowers, often opening before the leaves, and sometimes followed by colourful cone-like fruit.
Pulmonaria officinalis Pulmonaria can be herbaceous or semi-evergreen rhizomatous perennials with terminal clusters of funnel-shaped flowers in late winter or early spring, and often strikingly patterned leaves developing in summer.
Tulipa Tulips (Tulipa) form a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes (having bulbs as storage organs). The flowers are usually large, showy and brightly coloured, generally red, yellow, or white. They often have a different coloured blotch at the base of the tepals (petals and sepals, collectively), internally.
Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means “cultivated garlic”.
Delphinium is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. The genus was erected by Carl Linnaeus
The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Scientists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished, ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species. The relationships between the species need to be further clarified.
A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over three hundred species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing, or trailing, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles.
Herbaceous plants in botany, frequently shortened to herbs, are vascular plants that have no persistent woody stems above ground. Herb has other meanings in cooking, medicine, and other fields.
Actaea Simplex ‘Brunette’ Bugbane
Herbaceous perennial [1.1m x 60cm] of dark, almost black, foliage with spikes of fluffy white highly scented small flowers in abundance. Found growing in the north facing border of the Ornamental Garden.
Coneflower Herbaceous daisy with large purple flowers loved by butterflies. [1m x 1m]. Found in the Pavilion Border.
Hydrangea common names hydrangea or hortensia) is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to Asia and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably Korea, China, and Japan. Most are shrubs 1 to 3 meters tall, but some are small trees, and others lianas reaching up to 30 m (98 ft) by climbing up trees.
Herbaceous perennial which looks very succulent with fleshy green leaves and many star shaped powder pink flowers in flat heads adored by butterflies. [50cm x 50cm]. Found in the Ornamental Garden.
Please note that we will be closed for essential maintenance from the 6th – 31st January 2020.
We will reopen 1st February 2020 : 10am-4pm Daily.
Please note that our shop will be undergoing a refit in January and will be reopening on the 3rd February.
Please also note that Pilates/Yoga isn’t on here at The Alnwick Garden for the month of January – Sam Kelly (tutor) is running classes from a community venue, please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info