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. Autumn is here! The trees have droped most of their leaves. 

Common Witchhazle ( Hamamelis virginiana)

Common Witchhazle ( Hamamelis virginiana) Yellow, four strap-like petals that are fragrant.

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Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum)

Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum) Attractive bright red fruit (drupe) in october.

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Orchids

Orchids in the greenhouse at Hillwood

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Flowering Cabbage and Kale

Flowering kale and cabbage in the cut flower garden at Hillwood.

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Flowering Crabapple (Malus x 'Sugar Tyme')

Flowering Crabapple (Malus x 'Sugar Tyme') This small  upright oval tree tree grows to about 18'.

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Sasanqua Camellia (Camellia sasanque)

Sasanqua Camellia (Camellia sasanque) Fall blooming evergreen woody plants with lustrous dark green leaves.

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Autumn is here!  Many shrubs are now covered with showy fruits and berries and the birds are busy eating them.

  • Flowering Crabapple (Malus x 'Sugar Tyme')  Near the upper Visitor Center this small  upright oval tree tree grows to about 18'. Now it is in fruit but in the spring it has pale pink buds the open with white fragrant flowers.

  • Orchids can be found inside the greenhouse at Hillwood.

  • Common Witchhazle ( Hamamelis virginiana)  Native shrub to small tree at friendship walk here at Hillwood. The fragrance of the flowers permeates the area this time of year.

  • Mum cultivar grown in the greenhouse and can be found in  floral arrangements at Hillwood.

  • Sasanqua Camellia (Camellia sasanque) Fall blooming evergreen woody plants with lustrous dark green leaves.

  • Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum) Attractive bright red fruit (drupe) in october. The Birds at Hillwood love the fruit - see it before they are gone. There is a group of the Tea Viburnum in the shrub beds at the lunar lawn.


Drew Asbury

Greenhouse and Cutting Garden Grower

Autumn is a special time of year for me at Hillwood as I transition from the growing flowers in the garden to the spectacular crop of mums in the greenhouse for the fall floral arrangements. 


 

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