Newly established in 2016, the Welcome Garden is a mixed planting of shrubs, perennials and annuals planted on either side of the entrance gates to the patio and Gift Shop. This area was formerly planted with Dahlias which did provide amazing blossoms of varying sizes and colours beginning in late July or early August.  However, volunteers wanted to showcase a mixed group of plants that provided both colour and texture in every season not just late summer.

The new plantings have joined several well-established Clematis vines that have have growing against the fence for many years.  Visitors are amazed each June as hundreds of red-violet blooms on Clematis 'Jackmanii Rubra' provide a display that lasts for many weeks.  

Although the Welcome Garden consists mainly of immature plants, volunteers have done a great job in its design and we look forward to seeing the progress as plants grow over the next few years.

Our Plants

Botanical NameCommon Name HeightWidthZone 
Aquilegia 'Winky Blue & White'ColumbineSun-Part Shade18-20"12-15"3Late spring-early summer
Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'Rose Glow BarberrySun-Part Shade4'3'3
Berberis thunbergii 'Sunsation'Sunsation BarberryFull Sun3'3'3
Clematis jackmaniiClematisSun-Part Shade10' +3'3Begins early summer
Clematis 'Jackmanii Rubra'ClematisSun-Part Shade8' +3'3Begins early summer
Clematis 'Nelly Moser'ClematisSun-Part Shade8' +3'3Begins early summer
Cornus 'Hedgerow's Gold'Hedgerow's Gold DogwoodSun-Part Shade5'5White flowers in spring
Euphorbia polychromaSpurgeSun-Part Shade1.5'1-1.5'4Yellow spring blooms
Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'Blanket flowerFull Sun1'1'4Summer
Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me'Daylily 'Pardon Me'Sun-Part Shade18'2'3Red w green throat
Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Quick Fire'Little Quick Fire HydrangeaSun-Part Shade3-5'3-5'3White to red blooms
Juniperus sabina 'Calgary Carpet'Calgary Carpet JuniperFull Sun1.5-2'3-4'2b
Paeonia 'Bartzella'Peony 'Bartzella'Sun-Part Shade4'4'2Yellow spring blooms
Phlox 'Blue Paradise'Garden PhloxFull Sun3.5'2'3Mid to late summer
Phlox subulata 'Drummons Pink'Creeping PhloxSun-Part Shade4-6"Early spring
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Amber Jubilee'Amber Jubilee NinebarkSun-Part Shade6'4.5'2Orange-purple foliage
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'Diabolo NinebarkSun-Part Shade4-8'4-8'3White flowers in June
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'RubraPrairie Crocus, Pasque FlowerFull-part Sun10"10"2Early spring
Rosa 'Never Alone'Shrub RoseFull Sun3'2'3Red w white blooms
Rosa 'L.D.Braithwaite'English RoseFull Sun6'2'4 - 6Red blooms
Rudbeckia triloba 'Prairie Glow'3 Lobed ConeflowerSun-Part Shade3' +1.5'3Summer to fall
Salvia 'Caradonna'Meadow SageFull Sun2-2.5'1'3Mid to late summer
Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'SageFull Sun20"12"4Spring thru summer
Sedum 'Purple Emperor'StonecropFull Sun15-18"12-18"3Mid summer thru fall
Sedum 'Sun Sparkler Dazzleberry'StonecropSun-Part Shade8"1.5'3Late summer thru fall
Spiraea japonica 'Limebound'Limebound SpireaSun-Part Shade1.5'2'Pink flowers in spring
Spirea japonica 'Magic Carpet'Magic Carpet SpireaFull Sun1.5-2'2'3Flowers mid-summer
Thuja occidentalis 'Skybound'Skybound Cedar / ArborvitaeFull Sun10-20'3-4'2
Thuja occidentalis 'Danica'Danica CedarFull Sun2'3'3
Trandescantia 'Sweet Kate'SpiderwortSun-Part Shade1'1'3June - September
Viburnum trilobum 'Alfredo'Alfredo American CranberryFull Sun5-7'5-7'2bWhite flowers/red fruit