The Garden in Bloom 

March at the Botanical Garden

In early March, look for dwarf iris (Iris ‘George’, ‘Harmony’) in the Evans Restorative Garden and Campsey-Stauffer Gateway Garden. Snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii, G. nivalis) are blooming in the Restorative Garden, Woodland Garden and Sunken Garden. The buds of a magnificent specimen of goat willow (Salix caprea) are to be seen on the northeast side of the Western Reserve Herb Society’s Herb Garden. Nearby in the Herb Garden are crocus (Crocus tommasinianus) and winter aconite (Eranthis cilicica) that started blooming in late February. Hocus Crocus were planted along the White Oak Walk and if the chipmunks did not find them, their goblet-shaped flowers in white, purple and white striped purple will be a welcome sight. Squill (Scilla mischtschenkoana) a diminutive bulb with white flowers marked purple started to flower at the end of February in the Restorative Garden. The yellow flowers of Leatherleaf mahonia (Mahonia bealei) will be attracting pollinators in the Sunken Garden. The small white fragrant flowers of dwarf Himalayan box (Sarcocca hookeriana ‘Humilis’) have started to bloom in the Japanese Garden. Hellebores (Helleborus x hybridus) are starting to bloom in the Restorative Garden and will be blooming in the Gateway Garden by mid-March.

  • Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
    Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
  • Iris histrioides
    Iris histrioides 'George' (dwarf iris)
  • Mahonia bealei (leatherleaf)
    Mahonia bealei (leatherleaf)