Other Areas Of The Huntington
I always look forward to seeing this wonderful Brunfelsia pauciflora on the way to the Shakespeare Garden. That concrete guy on the right is saying, "Hey, check out the fragrance!" It's delicately sweet.
Just past the Brunfelsia is a large Mahonia shaded by a native Oak. I love the wonderful blue of the berries.
The Shakespeare Garden is adjacent to the rose garden.
A bust of the poet surveys the scene.
Here and there, some lovely Iris
There's an herb garden, too.
On the edge of the herb garden is this amazing...Viburnum?
The relatively new Chinese garden is proving very popular. Hundreds of tons of limestone were brought from China and used in the construction.
They had some Itoh peonies, too. I think this might be 'Keiko':
A bit of a mystery--a herbaceous peony in Southern California? The tag said 'Mme Emile Debatene'. Are they experimenting?
The plantings have filled in quite fast. That willow has grown swiftly. Native oaks already on site helped to impart an air of maturity.
Chinese gardens may seem exotic, but no more exotic than Delphiniums in Southern California.