Welcome to our "plants of interest"
As an addition to your visit to Furzey Gardens, we would like to offer our visitors a little more information about some of the plants we have in the gardens. Many of the larger plants and trees will be present in the gardens year after year, some are very old and provide seasonal interest. Other plants will not only change with the seasons but will be replaced with different varieties to provide renewed interest in subsequent years. We hope you find the information helpful.
Pineapple Broom or Moroccan Broom is a deciduous shrub, with fragrant (like pineapple) flowers. Originating from Morocco, all parts of the shrub are toxic, in particular the seeds. It can be found at Furzey Gardens near the "Giant's Table" on the lawn.
The white flowering dogwood does best in moist but well drained neutral to acidic soil.
A deciduous shrub which grows quite happily in most positions in a garden.
Tulip Tree or Yellow Poplar is a vigorous large deciduous tree, from Eastern North America. With Tulip shaped flowers, hence its common name, the Tulip Tree can take 25 to 30 years to flower. At Furzey Gardens, there are two Tulip Trees. On the walk towards the lake, one hangs over the path. The other is just past the lawn beyond the Giant's Table. Both trees at Furzey do flower with recent seasons seeing particularly lovely displays of yellow with orange and green accented flowers.
One of the many Rhododendrons that we have the garden. This large evergreen has light yellow flowers and dark green glossy leaves.
The spotted orchid is a late spring early summer flowering plant, that enjoys woodland and hedgerow settings, even on roadside verges and grasslands. The colour of the flowers can vary from pale pink to deep purple and can usually be seen in the wild meadow (near the Alpaca field) at the bottom of Furzey Gardens, from June.