Where the iris and peony gardens require sun for best performance, Sebright specializes in perennials for shade: epimediums, ferns, and especially, hostas.
In the mix are also other shade lovers, like varieties of May Apple-Podophylum- of which that spotty plant below is an example.
So many colors of green!
There are arisemias too, commonly called cobra lilies or jack-in-the-pulpit. That huge many-fingered leaf below is a healthy example.
Here's another May apple.
Can you see how it gets its name?
Another arisemia is just emerging.
Leaving the shade we wander the paths through shrubs and ornamental evergreens and flowering perennials.
Tom was looking for the tag on this white leafed tree. Now we don't remember what it was.
Back in the shade we follow even more paths.
To make shade you need trees, and there are many wonderful specimens in this garden.
This fringe tree - Chionanthus virginicus-is so frothy and lovely.
Back in the shade, we find more to explore.
Look, it's cardiocrimun giganteum, giant Himalayan lily!
There are perennials
And a huge hoop house full of ferns, epimediums and hostas.
We bought four hostas, a carrot fern, and a variegated Solomon's seal (polygonatum).
Tom was happy.
We have, since returning home, planted all of these in a new shade garden area where what was there wasn't working. I'm not sure that it will ever look like even a little corner of Sebright Gardens though.