The Bog Garden
The Bog Garden is fed by numerous underground springs, so even in the driest summers it stays wet. The garden as a whole contains over 150 different species and varieties of Iris and 40 Primulas.
The wooden Boardwalk, made by Nigel, elevates you over the Bog Garden, which is a blaze of colour.
Above: Another Iris from the south east of America, Iris fulva
Above: Iris Sibirca ‘Shakers Prayer’ which has intricate detail as if etched into the falls. Behind are the white flowers of Ranunculus aconitifolius.
Above: Primula pulverulenta, a beautiful candelabra primula from wet hillsides in Sichuan province in China, here with Symphytum ‘Lambrook Sunrise’.
Above: Iris ensata.
Above: Candelabra Primula grown from seed called Primula Rainbow mix. In the background you can just make out the blue of Corydalis flexuosa which self seeds.
Above: We think this is Iris 'Hatsuho', a cross between Iris pseudacorus and Iris 'Sakigake'.
Above: Iris laveigata relishes the damp conditions.
Right: This is Iris siberica 'Lady 'Vanessa'.