Four Seasons Garden: A Visual Delight Any Time of Year
In front of the Thornhill Education Center is a small formal garden designed to provide visual interest throughout the year. Originally planted in 1994, the garden is about 2,000 square feet and contains over 70 different kinds of plants.
To further emphasize the seasonal aspect of the garden, the small circular bed in the center is changed during spring, summer, fall, and winter. From spring to fall, colorful annuals are planted to enhance the permanent plantings. In winter, the bed is dressed up with winter greens and stems.
Notable plants include Chinese white-stemmed raspberry (Rubus cockburnianus), globe blue spruce (Picea pungens'Globosa'), and Tennessee coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis).