Hyde Hall opens winter garden
The RHS garden in Essex has a new seasonal space
The new winter garden at RHS Hyde Hall celebrates the delights of the coldest time of the year.
It was created by an in-house team, led by garden manager Andrew Hellman. The garden includes a multitude of seasonal features, including radiant stem colours, peeling barks, luminous leaf colours and dazzling berries.
Other elements include coppiced willow sculpted into interesting shapes, and summer perennials that will add ghostly effects when their seedheads and skeletal stems are dusted with frost.
The new garden also includes over 40,000 bulbs, including Galanthus and Scilla, to provide interest throughout the winter and spring, and a trial of nearly 50 cultivars of Cornus, including the bright red stems of Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ and the rarer Cornus alba ‘Ruby’.