Heather Garden

A demonstration of Heathers and companion plants that grow on a windy, sunny slope. “Heather Drifts”, which simulate vast moorland covered with heathers. A “river” of summer-flowering varieties flows down through all three beds. Different varieties of heather provide blossom colour for nine months of the year, and foliage colours of some varieties are striking year-round.

Peak flower color is February-April and July-September.

On a sunny spring day visitors are struck by the sight and sound of all the bees foraging among the flowers, grateful for nectar at a time when food is scarce.