The Elizabeth Scholtz Woodland Garden features an open-air “walled garden” and an accessible path that meanders through a recontoured landscape to connect the Lilac Collection, the Osborne Garden, the Native Flora Garden, and a new maple grove.
The garden was designed to be a source of inspiration to urban gardeners and features plants that flourish in shady, relatively dry conditions, like ferns, sedges, and may-apples. On-site signage provides visitors with tips and techniques for maintaining their own sustainable and successful city gardens.
Carolina-Allspice (Calycanthus 'Venus') blooms in summer. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Pale spicebush (Lindera glauca var. salicifolia) in autumn. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) bloom in May. Photo by Blanca Begert.
The Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha ), extinct in the wild, blooms in late summer with flowers persisting until fall. Photo byWendy Cutler.
Toad lilies (Tricyrtis cultivar) bloom in late summer into fall. Photo by Lee Patrick.