Summer in the Pavilion Gardens

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Royal Pavilion gardens

Photo by Maureen Brand

Plants to see in the flowerbeds, No 3 of 4

Continuing this series of pages about which plants can be seen in the Pavilion Gardens, here are the ones to look out for during the summer months:

  • Many varieties of pink and white flowered rock rose (cistus)
  • Yellow pea-flowered common broom (spartium junceum)
  • Rosemary
  • Grey-leaved cotton lavender
  • Jasmin (jasminum humile revolutum)
  • Mock orange (philadelphus coronarius)
  • Yellow-flowered potentilla (potentilla fruticosa)
  • St John's Wort (hypericum prolificum and hypericum androsaemum)
  • Rose-acacia (robinia hispida)
  • 15 varieties of old roses

Also the herbaceous plants peeping out from among the greenery will include more:

  • Peonies
  • Foxgloves
  • Sweet Williams
  • Blue larkspurs
  • Scarlet poppies (papaver bracteatum)
  • Double daisies
  • Columbines
  • Sweet rocket (hesperis matronalis)
  • Scarlet Maltese Cross (lychnis chalcedonica)

Happy plant spotting!

[Information from: 'Set for a King: 200 Years of Gardening at the Royal Pavilion', by Mike Jones, Royal Pavilion, Museums & Libraries, 2005; previously published in the 'North Laine Runner', No 180, May/June 2006]

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