Rhododendrons

It’s good to escape home in a safe way.  The garden exists outside of our anxieties and circumstances, so it’s good to visit and be reminded that there is a whole world outside of our heads.  For example, Leach Garden’s rhododendrons are celebrating Spring in grand style! As you wander the paths of the upper garden, it’s impossible not to notice the many colors the rhododendrons are donning for their celebration.

Rhododendron erosum

Rhododendron augustinii

Rhododendron loderi 'King George'

Rhododendron luteum

Rhododendron strigillosum

Rhododendron sp

But if you’d much prefer a calmer visit to the garden, come see how the Contemplative Space is progressing.  It’s been enhanced since last month by Leach’s industrious garden elf.  And, yes, there happens to be a brightly colored rhododendron accenting this quiet space.

​And last of all, when near the garden’s water features, keep an eye out for ducks. This one found a festive lavender hat beneath a rhododendron plant.

There is something here for everyone, and the garden continues to be a place of respite and delight even while the Upper Garden construction project is taking place.

Fran Bozarth, Volunteer Garden Highlights Curator and blog contributor

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