Ornamental Plants Section

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Skills needed to plan, design and build a garden have been known since the Ancient times. Gardens were parts of architectural complexes, palaces and public institutions. The reason why in our Garden we decided to establish ornamental plants section was that we wanted our visitors to have an opportunity to acknowledge a great variety of plants used to design flower beds or carpets. For many years now in the yard near the entrance (marked D on the map) flower carpets have annually been designed. They are created by small, almost-equal-in-size plant varieties selected according to the colour of their leaves and flowers. The oldest part of the Garden that presents ornamental plants is the floral parterre designed in the first decade of the 20th century and based on similar baroque French arrangements (no XI on the map). Ornamental plants suitable for flower beds are planted there. These include Cherry Pie (Heliotropium arborescens), which is notable for its vanilla-like fragrance, and Fuchsias formed in the shape of a small tree, with flowers in the wild pollinated by hummingbirds. Now, the collection includes eight species and over 100 cultivars of that interesting plant. A big part of the parterre is occupied by ornamental varieties ofDahlia, which is one of the oldest plants in the Garden. In the central part of the parterre Giant Rhubarb (Gunnera manicata) grows. It is a plant very rarely found in Polish gardens. It comes from damp areas of Brazil. Its leaves are enormous, their diameters can reach 2 metres. In our climate it needs to be carefully covered before winter. A special, separate part of the section is occupied by a rose garden