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Young Flower Garden

This garden celebrates human responses to significant and useful plants by revealing how these plants are reflected in art, literature,ceremony, the symbolic meanings they communicate, and the emotions they evoke. The “language of flowers” describes the meanings flowers carried during the Victorian period.

This garden is a combination of annuals, tender perennials, and shrubs. The tree shading the bench in the rear is a catalpa. Interpretive booklets focus on the lore and cultural uses of 10 common flowers: the rose, carnation, daisy, sunflower, poppy, lily, iris, tulip, peony, and chrysanthemum.

Click here to download a plant list for this garden (pdf file, 46 pages).

Click below to hear a two-minute audio narrative about the Young Flower Garden.

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