What's in Bloom
Set on twenty-five acres adjacent to Rock Creek Park, Hillwood’s Gardens contain a diverse and fascinating array of plants. Crisp, falling leaves, autumn color and fresh air! It is a great time for a brisk stroll though the gardens.
Fall is fading into winter but it is going out with a spectacular show of color! Take a brisk stroll to see chrysanthemums, Viola blooms and brilliant fall leaf colors throughout Hillwood's gardens!
- Many azaleas have fall color almost as beautiful as their spring blossoms! Kurume azalea leaves turn shades of orange and gold in fall.
- Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) cross-pollinate and seed throughout the garden, look for their many unique leaf shapes and varying intensity of fall color!
- Red Japanese maple leaves are a beautiful complement to dark green English ivy walls of the French Parterre. Peek into the arching entrance to catch a glimpse of Diana and her hound!
- Check out the cutting garden for ornamental cabbage & kale and blooming chrysanthemums of all shapes, sizes and hue!
- Cabbage and kale love cold weather and are a good choice for fall and winter display beds.
- Viola, Violet, Violetta or Pansy? The differentiating characteristics include whiskers, blotches, stems, plant size and growth habit. For a web key to help determine which is which in the fall garden go to http://americanvioletsociety.org/index.htm