A house’s front porch

Bed 518 – Port-Cochere Bed

The porte-cochere landscape bed was installed after the Bush House and property became a City park. Roughly one-third of the bed consists of annual plantings, often tulips in the spring followed by a second planting of later annuals, while the remaining two-thirds consists of trees and shrubs, including: Trees Betula pendula (Silver Birch) Cornus sp. (Dogwood) Shrubs…


Bed 516 – Mahonia Bed

Bed 516-the Mahonia Bed-is a central feature of the Bush House grounds and contains: Trees Betula pendula ‘Lacianata’ (European Cutleaf Birch) Betula pendula ‘Trost’s Dwarf’ (Croft’s Dwarf Cutleaf Birch) Shrubs Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grape) Mahonia aquifolium ‘Compacta’ (Compact Oregon Grape) Berberis thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’ (Crimson Pygmy Japanese Barberry) Abelia x grandiflora (Shiny Abelia) Abelia x…


Bed 515 – Styrax Bed

The Styrax bed runs north to south and separates the Bush Hose Museum grounds from the Orchard. The Styrax bed contains: Trees Styrax japonica (Japanese Snowbell) Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’ (Columnar English Oak) Prunus x yedoensis ‘Yoshino‘ (Yoshino Cherry” Shrubs Rhododendron sp. (Exbury Azalea) Geophytes Narcissus ‘February Gold’

Flowers in the wild

Bed 513 – Dogwood Bed

Bed 513-the Dogwood Bed-on the grounds of the Bush House Museum includes: Trees Cornus kousa (Kousa Dogwood) Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ (‘Golden Glory’ Cornelian Cherry) Corylus avellana cv. (Hazelnut) Heptacodium micenoides (Seven Sons’ Tree) Shrubs & Subshrubs Duetzia x ‘Cherry Blossom’ Hydrangea macrophylla cv. (Mophead Hydrangea selection) Hydrangea serrata ‘Preziosa’ Lagerstroemia x ‘Enduring Summer Fuchsia’…

Trident leaves

Bed 512 – Trident Maple Bed

Bed 512-the Trident Maple Bed-contains: Trees Trident maple (Acer buergeranum) Shrubs & Subshrubs Silver Showers Mock Orange (Philadelphus x lemoinei ‘Silberregan’) Bridalwreath Spirea (Spirea x vanhouttei) Perennials, Vines & Grasses Barrenwort (Epimedium), Unknown species or cultivar Bronze Peacock Rodgersia (Rodgersia pinnata ‘Bronze Peacock) Huechera cvs. Golden Panda Fumewort (Corydalis flexuosa ‘Golden Panda’) ‘Brilliance’ Autumn Fern…

Bed 510 – South Conservatory South Bed

This bed contains: Trees Magnolia acuminita (Cucumber Magnolia) Syringia reticulata (Japanese Tree Lilac) Magnolia soulangeana (Tulip Lilac) Prunus serrulata ‘Shirofugen’ (‘Shirofugen’ Flowering Cherry) Malus seiboldii var. arborescens (Toringo Crabapple) Phellodendron amurense (Cork Tree) Quercus rubar (Red Oak) Shrubs Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Curtis’ Legacy’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Caerulea Rhododendron x ‘Fastuosum Floroplena’ Rhododendron ‘Midnight’ Rhododendron ‘Pawhuska Rhododendron ‘Red…

A white primrose

Bed 509 – Conservatory West Bed

The Conservatory west bed is fronted by a mature boxwood hedge and includes: Trees Prunus mume ‘Peggy Clarke’ Prunus serrulata ‘Shogetsu’ Shrubs & Subshrubs Enkianthus campanulatus Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’ Perennials, Vines & Grasses Agastache ‘Licorice Candy’ – ‘Licorice Candy’ anise hyssop Aquilegia cvs. (Columbine cultivars) Digitalis purpurea ‘Alba’ Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Echinacea ‘Green Twister’ Echinacea…