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Oxford Botanic Garden - Part 2


By AndrewR


This is a continuation of my visit to Oxford Botanic Garden

Leaving the walled section, you head towards the river

On either side of the path is a rockery

Geranium sessiliflorum would be good for my foliage garden

And another good geranuim, G. pelargoniflorum

This cracking little plant, lewisia cotyledon ‘Sunset Strain’, was tucked into a pocket

While daphne alpina grew happily on the top of the rockery

There are also areas to provide appropriate conditions for plants, like the pond

A healthy clump of smilacena racemosa, now called maianthemum racemosum (they haven’t changed their label yet)

A couple of trees provided shade for a woodland area

And an open area of sandy soil looked to be under development

There were several paeonies in flower just now, including P. peregrina

While pawlonia tomentosa won the prize for best tree on this visit

I didn’t have time to look at the vegetable area or the greenhouses, and the exhibition room was closed. I’ll have to go back again soon.

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Looks like a wonderful place to visit, thanks for sharing it with us:)

2 Jun, 2013


Theres plenty to hold your interest there Andrew, and I especially liked those geraniums.

2 Jun, 2013


Lovely photos and write up, Andrew. I was there two years ago in June. I remember the alpine gardens well. It was also the first time I saw the giant Amazonian water lily. I see that you have caught the Trilliums again :)

2 Jun, 2013


Very interesting blog Andrew, thanks for that...

3 Jun, 2013

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