Virginia bluebells were everywhere.
This garden opened in 2008 when more than 14,000 perennials and grasses were planted. Helen M. Kippax, the garden’s namesake, was one of the founding members of the Canadian Society for Landscape Architecture.
It is a display of the beauty and sustainability of native plants including more than 130 native species. The design, inspired by local plant communities such as prairie, oak savanna, Carolinian forest, and wetland pond sits on about one acre. Instead of individual plants the focus is on plant communities and a more sustainable approach to garden layout.
From the Kippax Garden you can enter the Woodland Garden.
There is one particularly stunning magnolia tree in the middle of the Morrison Woodland Garden. It was exploding with blooms.
There were also some incredible tulips in the scented garden.
Unfortunately RBG lost some beautiful pine trees in a recent windstorm. They were huge and wonderful, and now only one is left.