Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

May 18, 2014

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

The grounds and plantings at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden were so beautiful, I thought I’d share a few more photos from my visit:

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons

Rhododendron leaves

Rhododendron leaves

Double-link viburnum

Double-link viburnum

Garden bench under the viburnum blossoms

Garden bench under the viburnum blossoms

Rhododendron orbiculare

Rhododendron orbiculare

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3 Responses to “Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    Terrific photos. Have you heard of Dorothy Draper? She was a famous interior decorator who was hired, back in the 40’s, to completely redo the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Her theme was “Romance and Rhododendrons”, and I mean to tell you, she put those rhododendrons everywhere. Carpet. Wallpaper. China. Draperies and upholstery. Bed linens. The color scheme generally.

    I found out about her when I bumped into some china made for the place by the Homer Laughlin company, back in my collecting days. There are a variety of patterns, but here’s one example.
    She was quite a woman, and managed to convey the beauty of these massed flowers without being too over the top.

    • Rosemary Says:

      I just googled “Dorothy Draper Greenbrier” and was swept away by the images gallery. What a celebration of rhododendrons! I’d never heard of her, so thank you for sharing her with us!


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