Located in the northern part of the site, near the large ponds, the Shrub Garden, also called the “Fruticetum,” presents rows of specimens of shrubs, grouped by family and genus.
Varieties used for hedging, along with rockery plants, hold centre stage, while a clematis collection marks the garden's southern boundary. This garden is interesting for both avid collectors of rare shrubs and for home gardeners looking for ideas for their own yards. The Shrub Garden is a riot of blooms from spring right through to fall. Yet all the colours don't hide the shrubs' other ornamental qualities, including their shapes, their fruit and the colours of their branches.
Draw me a garden
A horticulturist and a landscape architect helped design a new face for the Shrub Garden. Beds featuring shade plants, rock gardens of dwarf shrubs, a monochrome garden, climbing plants and more will delight visitors in every season. Some of these plants bloom in spring or summer, while others are decked out in bright colours and fruit in fall, and yet others sport persistent fruit, textured bark and coloured stems in winter.