Shade Garden

Shade Garden Mission

The Shade Garden is designed to showcase plants that thrive in a shady setting which is defined as an area that receives less than 4 hours of direct sun each day. The Shade Garden includes trees, several types of shrubs, perennials, such as Hosta, Astilbes, Ferns, Hellebores and bulbs.  One of the goals of all of the Teaching Gardens is to develop and document have a plant map to identify the location and name, both botanical and common, of each plant in the garden.  Plant choice considerations include various bloom times, colors, and textures to name a few.

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