Storm damaged tree

Ice Storm Assessment

The park’s tree collection suffered some significant damage from the ice storm of February 13. While City staff focused on making the upper and lower oak groves safe and accessible, a team from MSPC surveyed the damage to historical flowering tree collection in the Orchard. We identified 25 trees that had suffered some sort of…

Bed 531 – Tree Peony Bed

Bed 531 contains: Trees Pinus thunbergii ‘Kotobuki’ Shrubs & Subshrubs Berberis x ottawensis ‘Silver Miles Berberis thunbergii ‘Bagatelle Clethra alnifolia ‘September Beauty’ Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’ Deutzia scabra ‘Pride of Rochester’ Deutzia x hybrida ‘Magicien Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’  Paeonia ludlowii Paeonia – tree peony Picea abies ‘Little Globe’ Syringa vulgaris (Common Lilac) (moved from the…

Hemlock bed

Bed 530 – Hemlock Bed (Closed)

The Hemlock Bed was instilled in 20XX by Friends of Bush Gardens as part of improvement made to the Rose Garden. It was sited to block the view of Mission Street traffic from the gazebo. It contained the following plants: Rosa glauca Weeping Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis ‘Pendula’) Tree Peony (likely Peonia suffruticosa), Unknown cultivar Duetzia…

Wigelia with pink and white hose-shaped flowers are featured in several of the Bush's Pasture Park landscape beds

Bed 526 – Cedar Bed

Landscape Bed 526 contains: Trees Cedrus sp. Cornus florida Oxydendron arboretum Pinus contorta Shrubs Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy Abelia) Camellia sasanqua ‘Mine-no-yuki’ (White Doves Winter Camellia) Hamamelis vernalis ‘Lombart’s Weeping‘ (Lombart’s Weeping Witch Hazel) Perennials Paeonia mlokosewitschii (Molly-the-Witch Peony)

Bed 522 – Lady Jane Bed

Bed 522-the Lady Jane bed-contains: Trees Magnolia soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia) Malus cv. (Crabapple Selection) Shrubs & Subshrubs Sorbaria sorbifolia (Ural False Spirea) Rhododendron sp. (Exbury Deciduous Azalea) Bulbs, Rhizomes, Tubers & Corms Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane‘ (Lady Jane Candlestick Tulip)  

Pomegranate flowers

Bed 521 – Pomegranate Bed

This small bed is located in The Orchard and it was likely installed between 1939 and 1972. The presence of a Deutzia cultivar hints at the involvement of Lord & Schryver. The bed contains: Punica grantaum (Pomegranate) Deutzia cultivar Philadelphus cultivar A sword fern (Polystichum munitum) has self-seeded into the bed. The small boulder is…