Trilliums At Harlow Carr Garden (Mainly)

Large flowered trillium
Trillium chloropetalum var. giganteum with erythroniums and an emerging fern

These trilliums are from RHS Harlow Carr’s beautiful Spring woodland garden on the hillside behind the stone building used for exhibitions. It’s a little out of the way and I wonder how many visitors have discovered it – I only stumbled on it by mistake. It struck me as being fairly newly planted but if so, they’ve done a great job.

RHS gardens are rightly closed to help protect us, but of all the gardens that are out of reach, this is the one that calls me most plaintively. 

Many trilliums in bloom in a woodland garden
Trilliums with ferns and tree stumps in the woodland garden in late April 2019
white trillium, backlit, with maroon anthers
Unusual white trillium with maroon purple anthers
Trillium simile white maroon anthers
Trillium simile
Trilliums grown with tiarella as companion plants
Greenish-brownish trilliums with tiarella
Trillium grandiflorum f. roseum
Trillium grandiflorum f. roseum facing forward
Pale pink trillium grandiflorum with yellow stamens
Trillium grandiflorum f. roseum – pale pink flowers with a darker reverse
Red trillium
Red trillium (Trillium erectum) with bluebell blurs

I am thankful for what I have, but I would have loved to see how this garden is developing.

While I’m on a roll, I’m adding in a few ‘spare’ trilliums from my files. I’m not sure where the first was taken, but I suspect somewhere in Alabama.

Trillium with brown flower
Trillium with brown flower
Yellow trillium grown with hosta in a rock garden
Trillium luteum with a small hosta at Bodnant Gardens
White trillium grandiflorum with double flowers
Double white Trillium grandiflorum at Gresgarth Garden

Shared for today’s Discover Prompt (Hidden) and for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

31 Replies to “Trilliums At Harlow Carr Garden (Mainly)”

  1. Fabulous plants. Those at Harlow Carr have the appearance of being planted only recently as they have not bulked up. Nonetheless they are very attractive and will improve with each year.

    1. That will be a sight for sore eyes. I imagine they will hybridise readily there too. I remember marvelling at the soil in that area too.

    1. They’re not as common over here as I would like, so I still get over-excited when I see them. Mind you, that could be said about a lot of plants. 🙂

  2. That pink Trillium grandiflorum! And the double white one! Now experiencing plant lust. I have one clump of trillium in the back of my wooded urban garden, thanks to prior owners who were gardeners. It has the brownish maroon petals, so I think it is Trillium sessile.

  3. I have some T. recurvatum and T. grandiflorum, not yet ready to bloom. The most wonderful displays of Trillium we ever saw was at the Great Smoky Mtn. National Park.

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