A number of varieties of the Myrtle genus can be found in the garden.
Luma apiculata, from Chile, flowers in late summer and has striking cinnamon-coloured bark which peels off to reveal a beautiful cream-coloured inner surface.
Ammomytus luma, also from Chile, has citrus-scented foliage and produces fragrant flowers in spring followed by edible black berries.
Myrtus communis, the Common Myrtle, is an aromatic shrub from south-west Europe. It was dedicated to the Roman goddess Venus and myrtle sprays are still used in bridal bouquets.