What’s In Bloom: April

What you could see in April at the Botanical Garden

April is one of the best months to visit the garden.  Winter is long gone and the summer heat has not yet started.  Perennials are blooming and annuals are at their best.

Azaleas will be finishing their bloom season this month but are still showing color in early April

Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia,  in the Butterfly Garden

Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia, in the Butterfly Garden

Our buckeye blooms in the Butterfly Garden.

Gladiolus byzantinus

Gladiolus byzantinus

Bachelor Buttons, Calendula and Phlox

Bachelor Buttons, Calendula and Phlox

Dianthus, Foxglove, and Alyssum

Dianthus, Foxglove, and Alyssum

Phlox, Dianthus, Alyssum, Foxglove

Phlox, Dianthus, Alyssum, Foxglove

Snapdragons, Hollyhocks, and Salvia

Snapdragons, Hollyhocks, and Salvia

Bottle brush in the Hummingbird Garden

Bottle brush in the Hummingbird Garden

The Hummingbird Garden is filled with blooms. Lion’s Tail, Leonotis leonuris, Bottlebrush, Callistemon viminalis, and salvias are some of the flowers providing nectar for visiting hummingbirds.

Leonotis leonuris in the Hummingbird Garden

Leonotis leonuris in the Hummingbird Garden

Rose Parterre

Rose Parterre

The roses are at their peak in April.  We have many Antique and Old Garden Roses as well as formal beds of hybrid teas, grandiflora and modern shrub roses.

Crepuscule Rose

Crepuscule Rose

Knockout Rose

Knockout Rose

Knockout Roses are great performers for southern gardens.

Old Garden Rose Mme. Antoine Mari

Old Garden Rose Mme. Antoine Mari

Old Garden Rose Mme. Antoine Mari and Antique Rose Crepuscule are blooming. 

Peggy Martin Rose

Peggy Martin Rose

Peggy Martin Rose

Peggy Martin Rose

Salvia coccinea blooms in the cold frames

Salvia coccinea blooms in the cold frames

Salvia guaranitica 'Costa Rica'

Salvia guaranitica 'Costa Rica'

Salvia involucrata

Salvia involucrata

Salvia Indigo Spires

Salvia Indigo Spires

Yucca flowers near the Stove House

Yucca flowers near the Stove House

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

  • @blaum_sarah No. But our regular plant sales resume in January.
  • Due to VooDoo Fest, closings through 10/31 include: Festival Grounds closed, Big Lake track to close 10/23. Roosevelt Mall to close 10/25.
  • Time for new orchids in the Conservatory! #ExploreCityPark pic.twitter.com/aURNC6ytSh

CITY PARK FACTS:

City Park is home to the largest collection of mature Live Oaks in the world. The oldest is more than 900 years old!