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Magnolias in bloom.


A rose by any name can likely be found here


The grand rose garden covers an


impressive two acres which contain 54 rose beds and 31 annual display beds. Over 62 cultivars, and 2,400 plants including hybrid teas, floribunda, gran- diflora and climbing varieties bloom in a colourful and fragrant display. The garden was designed in the 1940s. Here, roses grow in a well-manicured order of straight lines and formal symmetry, a style reminiscent of a Victorian and English garden style of the late 18th century. A traditional parterre garden, grown


in a geometric pattern with one side mirroring the other is framed by Orien- tal cedar hedges (Platycladus orienta- lis). Planting are done seasonally, with tulips in the spring, summer annuals and fall chrysanthemum displays for public viewing. The woodland garden contains native


The beauty of spring blossoms. 36 • Fall 2016


and non-native bulbs and perenni- als that bloom along the forest floor. Hidden away in this garden is another interesting bit of local history. In 1944,


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