What To See

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Poppies in the walled garden (Photo credit: Burton Manor Gardens Facebook Page)

This page gives the latest information on the progress we are making on the conservation of the gardens and what’s growing in the gardens right now. We update this page every month with the very latest information.

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List of What To See

Please click on the list below to view the news on the conservation of the gardens:

Iris Unguicularis

What To See In January

Not surprisingly, evergreens provide the ‘backbone’ planting in most gardens at this rather bleak time of year. (more…)

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Cacti in the glasshouse at Burton Manor

What To See In February

Cafe Courtyard

In a corner under the wall a tub of Laurustinus, Viburnum tinus, is showing its pink-budded white flowers. As yet there is no sign of the damage that may be done by Viburnum Beetle. Pass across the Stable Yard and into the Walled Garden. (more…)

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Double snowdrops Galanthus nivalis Flore Plena

What To See In March

Cafe Courtyard

In a corner under the wall a tub of Laurustinus, Viburnum tinus, is showing its pink-budded white flowers. As yet there is no sign of the damage that may be done by the Viburnum Beetle. Hanging baskets are always good for colour at this time of year, here several are displaying pansies in purple and yellow. (more…)

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Evergreen Choisya ternata found near the Atelier Studios

What To See In April

Atelier

Evergreen Choisya ternata will be scenting the area with its white flowers and the Camellias will still be holding their pink flowers above glossy leaves. Magnolia liliflora ‘Nigra’ will still be in flower frosts permitting. (more…)

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Rhododendron x loderi found near the Underground Ice House

What To See In May

Atelier

The fragrant, white flowers on Choisya ternata will scent the air with their citrus-like fragrance on sunny days. Crush a leaf and get the strongly aromatic smell of this close relative of oranges and lemons. (more…)

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Lavender in the walled garden

What To See In June

Atelier

Self-sown seedlings of Valerian, Centranthus rubra are livening up the base of the walls and a Fire Thorn provides muted colour now to produce red fruits in autumn. (more…)

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Escallonia "Apple Blossom"

What To See In July

The North Garden

July sees the first blooming of water lilies in the pond whilst in the beds under the wall are the creamy plumes of Goat’s Beard, Aruncus dioicus, at the other end of the same bed are the red, tubular flowers of the South African, Phygelius aequalis and by the steps down to the Manor is the American Escallonia ‘Apple Blossom.’ (more…)

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Hydrangeas leading up the steps to the entrance of the sunken garden. The pseudo-classical style gateway is seen in the background.

What To See In August

 

The North Garden

Water Lilies continue their display and the expanding leaves shade the surface keeping algal growth to a minimum. At the foot of the steps leading down to the Manor’s front door, scrambling stems of the everlasting sweet pea are now bearing flowers in shades of pink. (more…)

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A tall yellow sunflower can be found in the Stable Yard at Burton Manor. This is probably the perennial species known as Helianthus decapetalus

What To See In September

Cafe Courtyard

In the tub to your right as you enter is a fine example of the purple-leafed New Zealand Flax, Phormium tenax ‘Purpureum’, its leaf fibres used by New Zealanders for making ropes and twines. (more…)

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Clematis Tangutic

What To See In October

OCTOBER

GLASS HOUSE & WALLED GARDEN PROJECT

WHAT IS THERE TO SEE THIS MONTH?

CAFÉ COURTYARD In the tub to your right as you enter is a fine example of the purple-leafed New Zealand Flax ,Phormium tenax ‘Purpureum’, In contrast is the silver foliage of Senecio cineraria a valuable plant for coastal areas. (more…)

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Griselinia littoralis Variegata

What To See In November

Cafe Courtyard

Most of the interest and colour here centres around variegated evergreens notably the so-called laurel, Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’ with its cream-spotted leaves and the New Zealand Griselinia littoralis ‘Variegata’ with its white-margined foliage. The latter is a fine subject for coastal planting as its specific epithet suggests. (more…)

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Betula utilis var jacquemontii

What To See In December

Stabel Yard Cafe Courtyard

Outstanding this month is the white stemmed Birch, Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Inverleith’ Native to the Himalaya and western China this variable species tends towards brown stems at the eastern end of its natural range whilst in the west it has white trunks. (more…)

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