HBGF Rainbow Exhibition Garden at Redwood Acres

Redwood Acres HBGF Exhibition Garden

The Redwood Acres HBGF Exhibition Garden's design was inspired by the Dedekam Ornamental Terrace Garden at the Humboldt Botanical Gardens.

HBGF Dedekam Ornamental Terrace Garden Rainbow Inspired Design

The garden moves from one band of color to the next.  Plants were selected for their foliage or flower color, hardiness and overall quality and then organized based on their strongest color attribute whether flower or foliage.

Plant List*

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'
Berberis thunbergi 'Helmond Pillar'
Coreopsis verticillata 'Limerock Ruby'
Rosa Meidiland Scarlet

Geum chiloense 'Princess Juliana'
Helianthemum nummularium 'Ben Nevis'

Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro'
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Spirea japonica 'Goldmound'
Artemesia 'Powis Castle'
Cerastium tomentosum
Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
Rosa 'Starry Night'

Geranium pratense x 'Blue Sunrise'
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'
Picea pungens 'Globulosa'

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
Nepeta faassanii
Penstemon x gloxinoides 'Midnight'

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'
*Some substitutions were made out of necessity

Above a contemporary Piet Oudolf inspired bench is set into the planting bed, which invites the user into the garden moving it beyond the typical look-at-only landscaping.