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Please join us at Gaiety Hollow for our first Open Garden of the season! Visitors may wander through the gardens at their leisure and speak with our volunteers stationed throughout the property. The garden will be open 1-4pm. Admission is $5 for anyone over the age of 16. Gaiety Hollow is located at 545 Mission St. in Salem, OR.

Below is a partial list of plants in bloom this week. Scientific names are italicized.

In the front yard and along the Allée:

Crab apple (scientific name Malus) just beginning to open by front door

Camellias

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Viburnum davidii 

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Skimmia japonica (female plants have red fruit, male plants have only flowers)

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Pieris 

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Rhododendron just beginning to open by the statue in the Allée

Hellebores

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Epimedium 

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In the Evergreen Garden:

Anemone hybrid

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Hellebores

Pieris 

Camellias

 

In the Flower Garden:

Crab apple (Malus) just beginning to open by back gate

Osmanthus delavayi under the crab apple

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Anemone nemorosa by the bench

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Tulips

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Daffodils (Narcissus)

Bellis daisies (Bellis perennis)

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Bleeding Hearts (Lamprocapnos spactabalis–try saying it out loud!)

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Forget-me-nots (Myosotis)

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Grape hyacinths (Muscari)

3_28 grape hyacinths

Viburnum burkwoodii

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Prunus (aka flowering plum or cherries)