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In the beds surrounding the Visitors Centre, many tender plants are now in flower, for example, the highly fragrant climbing Trachelospermum jasminoides; Convolvulus sabatius a scrambling N African plant with pretty soft blue trumpets; and 3 different types of Salvia, Blue Note , Night Moth and Black & Blue, with spires of tubular violet blue and purple flowers over a long period.
There is a large stand of shrubby Verbena, Clerodendrum
bungei near the Visitors Centre (C05)* bearing large heart-shaped
leaves and wine-coloured fragrant flowers. This plant comes from
At the top of the garden, the Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile or African Lily) are producing globes of blue flowers on long strong stems.
One of the most asked about plants in the garden, is Luma
apiculata, an upright shrub or small tree species of the Myrtle family
native to the central
(* denotes grid square reference on map)