Gallery Winter A narrow view of the BioPond, covered in snow. Snowdrops, Galanthus, doing what they do best. The fallen leaves of Acer palmatum decorate the snow with a perfect orange circle. Chimonanthus praecox 'Luteus' sparkles in the winter garden. The beautiful geometry of Cedrus deodara cones. Helleborus x orientalis with a glittering background of Corylopsis. Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' looks like winter fireworks. An icy BioPond, seen from above in the Woodland Garden. Mahonia x media getting ready to bloom. They may be small, but these Crocus certainly command attention. A quiet spot to sit, from behind the branches of Lagerstromia indica. A snowy view of the Goddard Richards building designed by Louis Kahn, seen through the garden. Jasminum nudiflorum trails over the walls at the Levin Plaza. The pendulous white flowers of Pieris japonica stand out amongst the foliage. Salix gracilistyla 'Mt. Aso' backlit by the winter sun. An up close of the waterfall capped with snow. The seed heads of Vernonia noveboracensis look like small brown flowers themselves. Corylus avellena sways gracefully in the wind. An up close view of the graceful Corylopsis flowers. An all white white branch of the normally variegated Ilex aquifolium 'Silver Queen'. After the petals are gone, the sepals remain for the winter on Hamamelis virginiana. The vibrant red petioles of Daphniphyllum macropodum contrast with its glossy green evergreen leaves. Eranthis hyemalis making an appearance after the snow melted away. Spring Fresh foliage emerges around the BioPond. Camellia japonica 'April Kiss' flowers steal the show. Erythronium americanum flowers look like springtime stars. Narcissus 'Barrett Browning' blooms at the base of a red oak, Quercus rubra. A spring view looking down the Main Path. Vibrant fresh foliage of the park in spring. Spring sunshine illuminates the new leaves of Cercidiphyllum japonicum. Our stand of Neviusia alabamensis, Alabama snow wreath, is over 100 years old! Pink Rhododendrons surround a bench over looking the pond. Chionodoxa forbesii blooms amongst the roots of Fagus gandifolia. Mertensia virginica cascades down a hill side at the pond. Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, grows through the park's patch of trout lilies. Davidia involucrata, dove tree, has unique flowers, whose white bracts flutter gracefully in the breeze. Petasites japonicus carpets the Woodland Garden. A tapestry of Tiarella cordifolia and Maianthemum stellatum thrive in the shade. The delicate flowers of Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' are inscribed with lines and polka dots. While they are small, the bright purple flowers of Crocus 'Flower Record' make a statement. A mixture of native spring blooming plants, Delphinium tricorne, Mertensia virginica, and Stylophorum diphyllum, amongst a backdrop of azaleas. The intricate flowers of Viola sorroria show the subtlety of spring. Hydrophyllum virginianum growing under the dappled shade of a flowering dogwood. Species tulips, like this Tulipa saxatilis, dominate the Rock Garden. A detailed look at Crocus 'Pickwick'. An up close view of the Forsythia hedge in full bloom. Pulmonaria cv. blooms by the pond. Tulipa 'Antoinette' happily contrasts with the delicate flowers of Brunnera macrophylla. Flowers of Cornus florida, illuminated by April morning sunshine. The dynamic, twisting flowers of Uvularia perfoliata. A closer view of the unique flowers of Lamprocapnos spectabilis. Summer Franklinia alatamaha gets it's name sake from Penn's founder Ben Franklin. Dramatic late afternoon shadows criss cross the South Lawn. Mature trees provide welcome dappled shade along the Stone Path. Gaillardia pulchella blooms scramble through Erigeron Philadelphicus. The vivid flowers of Physostegia virginiana thrives in the moist soils of our rain garden. An eastern black swallowtail caterpillar munches on fennel stems. Showy Hosta flower spikes erupt through the fallen stems of Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Double White'. Thalictrum rochebruniatum flowers stand around six feet tall, allowing for an up close look. A new addition to the garden, this Campsis grandiflora 'Morning Calm' will grow with the support of a fence. A tropical container display at the entrance to the Pond. The yellow anthers of Rhexia virginica shake softly in the wind. Oriental lily flowers greet park visitors as they enter the garden. A bumble bee stopping to gather nectar at Asclepias syriaca. Echinacea purpurea, highlighted by a ray of sunshine. An aerial view of the Rain Garden in full bloom, seen from Lynch Labs. The neon orange flowers of Ligularia dentata brightens a shady corner of the park. A display of Hydrangea quercifolia flowers in full bloom. Indigofera's pink blossoms contrast beautifully with its blue-green foliage. A mixture of aster family, Asteracece, flowers shows the diversity of the family. Hydrangea season arrives at the park. Here H. paniculata and H. quercifola border the pathway. The shocking pink blooms of Callirhoe stand out amongst a green backdrop. Developing hazelnuts, Corylus avellena. The geometric flowers of the glob thistle. Echinops cv. add an architectural element to the Rock Garden. Balloon flower, Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Double White', blooms outside of Leidy Labs. The orange double flowers of Hemerocallis fulva 'Flore Pleno' contrast with a green backdrop. Since it is marginally hardy, it is a treat to see the blooms of Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud'. The Rock Garden comes alive with color in the summer months. Pontederia cordata, pickerelweed, grows along the edges of the BioPond. The electric flowers of Crocosmia 'Lucifer' light up the South Lawn. Autumn A good spot to soak up the sun and enjoy the fall color of Hamamelis mollis. Every color of the rainbow is represented in the foliage of Fothergilla major. Fall color of Polygonatum envelops an American beech, Fagus grandifolia. Raindrop covered flowers of Camellia sasanqua light up a gray fall day. The vibrant fall foliage of Fothergilla major frames a bench on the South Lawn. The fall color of the South Lawn in full effect. The foliage of Enkianthus perulatus putting on a fiery show. The violet hooded flowers of Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' stand out amongst the yellow of autumn. Late season blooms of Tricyris formosana mingle with those of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae. Autumnal foliage viewed from behind Lagerstromia indica. Chrysanthemum x rubellum 'Clara Curtis' reaches for the sunlight. Don't judge a plant by its flowers, these small blooms of Osmanthus heterophyllus are the most fragrant in the park. Vibrant yellow foliage along the top of the pond. A complex mix of plants from the Aster family reaches its peak in mid autumn. The curled petals of this Chrysanthemum capture the morning dew. The flowers of Cyclamen hederifolium are like small jewels in the park. A bumble bee visits Solidago flowers. The tiered flowers of Caryopteris x clandonensis viewed up close. The showy fruits of Citrus trifoliata stand out. A tapestry featuring Anemone hupehensis cv. and Tricyrtis hirta. The small flowers of Symphyotrichum cordifolium putting on a show. The fall color and long lasting flowers of Hydrangea Quercifolia makes this native shrub an invaluable inhabitant of the park. Chrysanthemum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink' flower buds just beginning to open.